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Get Points for Creativity

Work on your presentation. Food taste better when it looks good on the plate. Play around with diffferent plating options. Creative presentations can get you engaged with your meal and you won't think of it as less or healthy it will just be good food!!!!

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Plan Snacks

If we plan a whole variety of different snacks and store them packed up in the fridge or pantry, we can account for our in-between-meal eating and keep on track with our calories for the day!

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Don't know what to eat today?

i have diet bowls sitting on my counter, one is labeled healthy snacks, one is labeled fruits, one is labeled vegetables, meat, exercise etc. In these bowls i have put strips of paper in them of choices that must be included in order for me to lose weight. This gives me a new choice everyday.

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Frozen Dinners

When I first started this, I understood that portion control was a BIG key. So, I turned to Smart Ones and Lean Cuisine. They even have breakfast too. I got my calories under control with these and have lost 15 lbs eating them. They are healthy, quick and easy!

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What I do to reward myself..

I used to overeat. And now out of the clear blue sky my appetite just isn't like it was. Why? Well doing exercises and lots and lots of walking made it happen.

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Healthy vs. Healthier

Eating healthy can be a heady thing to start, overwhelming. i started telling myself "healthier." you start in the grocery store with things that may not be the best, but they're better than what you were getting before. before you know it your choices that were small, have grown to be huge changes

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Add 16g tasty protein to breakfast!

For breakfast, stir 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder & 1/2C milk together & add cereal (& fruit). Yummy and a great high protein way to start your day. Oh, and they make chocolate & strawbery, too! ;)

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Add 16g tasty protein to breakfast!

For breakfast, stir 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder & 1/2C milk together & add cereal (& fruit). Yummy and a great high protein way to start your day.

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Remember that you *will* get another treat again!

Sometimes when I'm faced with something tempting and I'm tempted to blow my portion control, I need to remind myself that this is not the last piece of chocolate/lasagne/cheese in the world... I've had my bit, and I *don't* need more. I *will* get more--later!

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Got a Sweet Tooth you can't subside? Here's my saving grace!

Good Earth's Sweet and Spicy Tea! It's a roobios-based tea I was nervous and anxious to be around desserts the first week of a new diet, but I'm just TOO much of a social person to cancel plans with friends because of food.

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