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Something sweet that doesn't break the calorie bank

I find tasty treats that meet my sweet tooth needs without putting me over the top on my nutrition totals. I have a huge sweet tooth and eat some kind of dessert almost every day. I don't feel deprived and I'm not overindulging...win/win!

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Up your Fruit/Veg Count...

Eat fruit/Veg before a meal. about 15 minutes prior to a meal try eating a serving of fruits/veggies. You can have 4 servings as a sure thing if you eat some for a snack as well! I also find if I do this I tend to not eat as much at meal time.

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Buy a Chicken

I love the whole roasted chickens that are commonplace at most grocery stores now. They're usually fairly cheap ($5 for a whole chicken!) and come roasted! I keep it in my fridge for the week and any time I need a protein fix , reach in and carve off a little meat. YUM!

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Get rid of HFCS

There are reams and reams of reports about High Fructose Corn Syrup. I only know what's worked for me. As soon as I my husband and I started cutting it out (about a year ago), we started to lose weight (don't go by my ticker, I just joined SparkPeople).

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Fruits and Vegetables

I don't know about you but I eat a lot of fruits & vegetables. If I want a snack, I'll go to the fridge and pull out strawberries, an apple, or an orange. They give me something sweet, juicy, & healthy. Plus, all our meals are preapred in advance so no shopping in the fridge for something quick.
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Aged Balsamic Vinegar - it's worth it

I highly recommend finding some REALLY good AGED Balsamic Vinegar and using it for salad dressing. I know it can get expensive, but we are worth it and the taste is so good you don't need olive oil to make an awesome salad. There are flavored ones as well. This is NOT your everyday vinegar.

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Pasta for Breakfast

Sometimes when I wake up and my tummy is upset or I know I have plenty of time for breakfast, I eat something unconventional. To me, breakfast just means breaking the fast, not necessarily eating oatmeal or egg whites but whatever I like. Later I may even eat cereal for dinner!

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Restaurant Research

Do research on all your favorite restaurants. Get an idea of their calorie counts, so no matter how last-minute your plans are, you have a wide variety of options!

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Drink A Meal

I don't always eat a meal at breakfast, lunch or dinner, but drink it. I "juice" either fruits or vegetables, depending on the meal it will replace.

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yummy muffins

just on a hunch i decided not to put either a stick of butter or a third of a cup of oil when i made banana nut muffins. i decided to use some fresh fruit from the frig and i pureed it. so using a cake mix 1 egg white and 1 1/2 cup mixed fruit puree, bake as normal = best muffins ever.

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