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Lower your sodium

Lower your sodium intake by rinsing your beans! I like to use beans as a protein source but canned beans have so much sodium. Rinsing them before you use them really lowers the sodium! We do use dried beans sometimes but some dishes are just better with canned!

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fruits and stuff

i do a tray of pre cut veggies and fruit and leave in fridge
this is part of my calories for the day
when i feel ike eating beyween meals itsd tjhere for me

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STEP AWAY FROM THE JELLY BEANS!!

They pack a wallop in calories. Sure they are fat free..but they are full of sugar, carnuba wax, and other things you dont want in your body!! so have a couple, but be aware!!

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Try fat-free evaporated milk!

I use it instead of coffee creamer because it has no strange chemical ingredients (as flavored creamers do) and no added sugars (like the fat free half and half - there's more in there than just milk and cream, I've discovered.) You can also use it to add richness to soups, smoothies, eggs, etc.

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Curbing Emotional Eating

If I find myself tempted to eat when I'm not hungry, I consider whether I'm actually upset about something--maybe unconsciously. If it turns out that I'm angry, sad, or scared, I remind myself that if hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the solution!

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Drinking my water

I have noticed if I drink all my water (64 oz.) I'm too full for any soda. Some days it's harder than others to get all the water in. I feel really good when I do. Oh, I also try to get all the water in before 6:00-6:30 pm. If it's any later I'm up a couple of times a night!! Good Luck Everyone!

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Canned Soup, Only Better

Have you given up the convenience of canned soup due to sodium? Use half a serving and add leftover veggies -- convenient, tasty and healthier.

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Read The Labels On Food

ALWAYS read the labels on the foods you are picking up. I never thought much of a couple of items I ate regularly and then I read the nutrition label to find it contained over 700mg of sodium. Always read the nutrition lables, even if it does take more of your time. Your health is worth it.

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Make more than 50% of your groceries Vegetables and Fruit!

If most of your groceries are fresh produce, then you are more likely to eat those foods first. Prepping fresh veggies and fruits for easy grab and go snacks also helps. If you actually eat 5-10 servings of these foods per day, then you will be less likely to snack on other unhealthy options.

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Plan it all in the morning

I find that choosing all of my food for the day right away in the morning keeps it all under control. When I'm looking for something to snack on, all I need to do is check my planner and see what's left for the day. When it's time to make dinner, I'm not spending time trying to make a decision.

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