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pickle juice

Weird as it may sound, I tried pickle juice on my salad instead of vinegar and it is great...plus I can choose from a variety of flavors. I am not even a pickle lover.

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When in DOUBT, Eat only 1/2 the Portion when eating out!!

These days it boggles the MIND with HOW MANY CALORIES are actually in restaurant meals! I ask to see the menu calorie counters when they can actually FIND them and are astounded that MOST meals are anywhere from ~500----1,000+cal!! So, to help myself, I eat 1/2 of the meal,and box the remaining..

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Bulk up liquid meals

I like Carnation Instant Breakfast drinks but they don't fill me up. So I pour a packet of the chocolate malt flavor in the blender along with a cup of almond milk, a frozen banana and a handful of ice. Blend it into a thick, creamy chocolate-banana milkshake. It makes a great meal on the go!

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Add in some meatless meals

By consuming less meat and meat by products your cholesterol level may decrease.

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Drink water when you wake up in the morning.

Because a person has been asleep all night long your body needs water in the morning. Most people wake up and use the bathroom but forget to re-hydrate. Keep a glass on your nightstand too, this will remind you to drink the 8 cups a day your body needs.

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Shop the edges of the store

The fresh foods are found on the edges of the grocery store - same with meats and dairy. If you avoid the middle aisles, you'll immediately improve your sodium and fat intake!

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Keeping snacks out of arms reach

I leave my snacks in the lunchroom so that I have to make a conscious decision to get up and get one. That way I am not mindlessly grabbing food while at my computer and not keeping tack of what I am eating.

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Cravings

When I get a case of the munchies, I reach for a handful of either almonds or small berries (like blueberries). That way I'm not snacking on junk food! I bring a small bag of either almonds or berries with me to school to snack on at break time during my very long class!

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Eat your veggies first!

A while ago, I made a conscious effort to try and eat the veggies on my plate first. Now, it is habit! I crave eating my vegetables and will eat all of them even before half of my sandwich or main entree is gone! Plus, it gives me a much more satisfied feeling -- physically and mentally!

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pump up your soup

try adding a serving of brown rice to low calorie cans of veggie soup. I like the progresso light soups. Adding the rice make the soup really filling.

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