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Eat breakfast like a King/Queen
Lunch like a princes/princess
Dinner lika a pauper

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Drinking Water...sort of.

I hate water because basically, it tastes like water. So to get my 8 glasses in a day I've bought into the flavored bottles to take on walks and at home always keep some lipton tea mix packets around. It also helps me avoid going back to soda!

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Slow Down Handily

Research shows that it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it's full. Here's a tip to help you eat more slowly:

Use your NON-dominant hand to hold the fork or spoon! That little extra coordination helps slow things down--and as a bonus, helps that hand become more ...

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Substitute ground turkey for ground beef

I stopped using ground beef in my recipes about 6 months ago, and use ground turkey instead. I thought my carnivore boyfriend would refuse it, but he hasn't even noticed the swap! Just one small way to cut some calories easily.

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Oranges

When picking out oranges in the grocery store, go for the soft, almost beat up ones. The softer, off color, less orange looking oranges are the BEST. They are juicier and delicious. I used to pick the hard, bright orange ones. They were good, although sometimes dryer.

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Meal Plan Ahead

I never say no to ANY kind of food.. But what i DO, do is plan ahead for them. Typically Dinner is our largest meal. So i sit down with the sunday paper, check what's on sale and plan the dinner meals for the week. Makes breakfast and lunch choices a whole lot easier. Plus i save money TOO!

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Fast Food Alternative

I keep a sharp knife and small cutting board in my car. If I am on the road and it is time for a meal, I hit the grocery store, and not the fast food restaurants...Fruit, cheese, crackers, veggies, seltzer, etc make a great meal on the go!

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Eat Ice Cream from a 1/4 Measuring Cup

An ice cream serving is usually 1/2 cup. Put it into a 1/4 Measuring Cup & eat it from there. It satisfies my taste buds & tricks my fat craving demons all at the same time. If I want more, I dish up another 1/4 cup. It feels like I'm eating seconds but really it's only 1 serving

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getting your vegies

I steam vegies(whatever you like) add 1 cup whole wheat noodles 1tbs grated parm cheese and ff italian dressing it is delicious If you want ytou can add chic or turkey breast for protein.

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Eat breakfast

Eat breakfast every morning so that you'll have fuel to last you throughout the day and less likely to snack during the day.

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