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Molasses

I now stir 1 tbsp of molasses into my breakfast oatmeal. I love the flavour, it's healthier than sugar and I'm not left craving more sugar afterward.

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Vegetarian Night

A lot of good can be done by going meatless once in a while, say, once per week. There are people who balk at this, so feed 'em vegetarian chili and don't tell them it's meatless. Surprise! They ate something that was good for them!

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Less Sugar

The less sugar you eat, the less you crave it. Eat fruit instead.

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Ask for Nutrition Facts

Restaurant meals are always really tempting, especially since you can't see the nutrition facts. Most restaurants will have them and all you have to do is ask. Many times they will turn you off the meal you were considering ordering, and it will help you pick the healthiest choice.

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Slip some juice into that water!

Drinking 8 glasses of water can be yukky--in fact in can even make you gag--it did to me. I learned that if you slip a little fruit juice into that water--say, 1/8 cup even, just to break the water tension, you can much more easily drink the water!

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Eating away from the table

The "rules" say only and always eat at the table. Living alone, I find that eating solo at the table is the only time I ever feel lonely. So I always eat in front of the computer or tv for company.

HOWEVER, I always measure out my portion of a meal or a snack and leave the rest in the kitch...

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Binge Blocker #1

Block that binge! Keep some healthy, balanced frozen dinners on hand to use when you feel stress and need to block a binge beginning.

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Eating oatmeal every morning

Eating oatmeal every morning help me with my weight and keep me full until lunch.

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"COMBATING CRAVINGS" "Keeping Blood Sugar Levels in Check"

Eating every two hours, as directed by my physician, stablizes my blood sugar levels.

A great snack for combating cravings, uping my protein and fiber intake is two Metamucil cookies spread w 1 teaspoon crunchy peanut butter on each cookie. & 8 oz water

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