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Kid's Snack

During the summer or on other warm days when my children want cold or cool snacks like ice cream, I let them eat frozen peas and carrots. They love it, it cools them down some, and gives them some nutrients.

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A Tip For Eating Out Or Even Delivery, BEFORE You even See The Food!

When you order food (for delivery OR at the restaraunt). Tell the person taking the orders, when youre food is cooked to put 1/2 of youre food into a To-Go box. Then, when all the food is present, you can relax about how much food &/or calories youre about to consume.

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Quick Fix for Craving Sweets

When I have that sudden urge to grab something sweet, instead of going for candy or cookies, I keep a can of light Reddi-Whip in the fridge and I just spray a little in my mouth. It tricks my taste buds and my stomach!

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Evil left-overs!

When I go out to dinner and have high calorie leftovers I get home and put them in the freezer IMMEDIATELY. If I leave them in the fridge I'll just get into them later that night or the next morning. But, if they're frozen, then its more trouble and I am more conscious of what Im doing. It works!

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When I crave something sweet...

Whether it's in the afternoon or evening, I'll make a cup of decaf coffee and I avoid eating junk. (Granted, the coffee has creamer in it, but it's lower in calories than the candy or pastry I could grab!)

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Beating a sweet craving

Whenever I get a craving I eat a piece of fruity sugar free gum and that usually helps fight off the craving and no calories :)

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Just chill it!

Every weekend I buy a large family pack of skinless/boneless chicken breasts, split them in halves and bake or grill the whole lot. Over the week I add it to soups, stews, or sprinkle seasonings to make it a main dish. It saves me SO much time on weekdays and I always have food in a pinch.

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Cooking for One

I buy family size packages of meat and poultry and freeze individual portions that I can cook on my George Foreman grill. No fuss, no muss!!

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Water Addition

I have one or two cups of water before my first cup of coffee. When I take vitamins, allergy tablets or whatever, I don't take them all at once any more. One per swallow with a few swallows in between. By the time that's done, perhaps another 2 classes done!

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Moderation

If you completely cut out that one vice you're setting yourself up for a binge. Find smaller servings that fit in your day & soon you'll find you can live without!! And you still have a nice treat once in a while.

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