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Portioned Leftovers

I cook for only two kids and myself, so often there are a lot of leftovers after meals. Instead of putting all leftovers in one big container, I portion them out into serving sizes before refrigerating them.

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Avoid the doom of the buffet

If you have a hard time being "good" at buffets (or holiday meals); try taking only 1-2 bites of each item. This way, you get to enjoy a variety of foods (the reason I go to buffets in the first place); and hopefully you can have the stuff that's not as good for you without overdoing it.

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Good Nutrition can actually HELP your body HEAL ITSELF!!!

I had a really bad fall from my bike 4 days ago and my leg was badly bruised.Besides putting ICE on it for the 1st 24-48 hrs {to lower the swelling}, I also consulted my Prescription for NUTRITIONAL HEALING by Phyllis BALCH,M.D.,and found eating chicken,drinking soy milk{or soybean-related} which..

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Fresh Herbs

I grow fresh herbs in boxes on my back deck and use them in all of my cooking. It's a fantastic way to add taste without adding calories. And it just feels so good and healthy!

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POSTPONE don't DEPRIVE

I try to wait out a craving by telling myself, "You can have it later."

If I still want it later, I have some, but usually I can do without.

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Are you getting enough?

Make sure you are eating enough protein. Protein helps your body heal and stay healthy. It also keeps you feeling full longer. If you find yourself hungry all the time, add more protein to your meals and snacks.

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Aloe Vera Juice

I just discovered Aloe Vera Juice...it is delicious, full of Vitamin C and has no added sugar...I am sure the natural sugar adds up, but I was highly impressed with the flavor.

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Cool and Sweet

Now that the weather is warming up, I find myself craving cool treats. My favorite it frozen grapes. They are so sweet and good. Yum!

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Cheers!

Sometimes I drink water from a wine glass...makes it seems more special!
Here's to ya......Cheers!

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Snack on fruit, not junk food!

When you get a craving between meals, snack on some fruit instead; not only will you be getting a serving of fruit and feel better but you'll also fight off hunger until later.

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