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Lindt Lindor Chocolate Truffles

While shopping the other day I discovered that a local store that I shop at sells individual chocolates for 33 cents. They are 70 calories and if I only buy one then that is all the calories I am eating and seem to enjoy if so much more..

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Grocery Store Red Zone

When grocery shopping, I try to avoid the middle of the store as much as possible. I do most of my shopping on the outer edges, where the freshest foods are.

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Candy Vitamins!

I buy the flavored gummy vitamins and eat them throughout the day. It kind of feels like I'm sneaking some candy into my diet and the best part is that it's doing something good for my body!

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Go to Food

One of my favorite go to foods is bagged Cole Slaw from the produce section of the market. It satisfies the need when you want something crunchy. It makes a great low calorie salad add tomatoes and shaved turkey. Try it with Seseme Ginger Dressing (I like Newman's Own Low Cal Version).

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Measuring cups

Did you start out in a frenzy measuring everything? Have you kind of slipped away from the habit? Get those measuring cups out again and check out how accurate are your measures.

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Get Sweet On Sour Cherries

There's truth in "life is just a bowl of cherries" as sour cherries will help extend a healthy life. Research shows potent compounds found in tart cherries have superpowers that may help nix cell aging and cancer-causing oxidative damage. So pucker up and down some sour cherries. (RealAge.com)

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Eating Out Wisely

Plan ahead for that lunch out by downloading the nutrition info from the website of the restaurant (if available!). Look at the info and pick out a few choices so that, when you get to the restaurant, you have some guidance in mind.

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Skip dessert when eating out!

I used to get dessert at restaurants every time! But the dessert was always sooo big. Now, when the waiter asks me if I want dessert, I say, "No thanks!"

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!

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Eat if you are hungry

If you are hungry, EAT! A good balance of foods is what you need! Fuel your body, especially if you are exercising.

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Hummus is YUM-mus!

Do not be afraid of hummus! Hummus is delicious and there are many varities and ways to eat it it! Do not fear new foods! You may be missing out on something awesome!

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