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Shaved Ice

I LOVE Frozen cokes! Used to I couldn't pass the places that sold them without stopping for one. As a healthier alternative I have learned to use my Ice Shaver and add flavored tea or caffeine free diet coke to drastically reduce the calories.

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Preparation for Healthy Eating/ Snacking at Work

The night before work, I use sandwich baggies and storage containers to add pre-measured food items to my lunch sack. I include 3-5 servings of fruits and veggies. Then I store these in the refrigerator overnight and grab it to go in the morning.

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Potluck Dinners

I put on my plate- a tbsp of food's, this way - I try all the food I want but not get all the Calories - that can add up in one night time, eating out....

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Just close your eyes for better tasting food!

Eat your food in stages. First look at your food, then take a nice deep inhale and when you take a bite, just close your eyes while you chew. It immediately makes that Lean Cuisine eaten at your desk taste waaaay better. It becomes the ONLY thing you are doing, which is the way it should be.

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Just Enjoy Half Servings of Favorite Foods

When enjoying certain foods, I measure 1/2 servings. I cut a cheese slice in half, drink 4 oz. of milk or nutritious juices, 1 tablespoon of salad dressing or light sour cream instead of 2 and a 1/2 serving of dry cereal. Dark chocolate is also great to eat this way. I never feel deprived!

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Lose the startch

Before I eat a potato I soak it in water.

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Eat what you want, but eat everything/anyt
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in moderation.

For all my weight loss (and moreover, maintenance), I have not been super concerned with how many carbs vs proteins vs fats, or good vs bad carbs, etc... I know I need a reasonable mix, and I know not to overdo anything. So yeah, I pretty much ignore the so-called nutritional advice, other than ..

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boost fiber

for an easy fiber boost toss 1/2 cup of crushed bran ceral or 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds into muffins, cakes, cookies, or even meat loaf before baking.

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South Beach Diet

Started my diet with South Beach and almost a year later staying in phase 2 all the time has really paid off.
It's also a diet that can be followed when on vacation, I went on a cruise and managed.

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Drinking Water

I have a 40 ounce water bottle that I carry with me all the time. I fill it up in the morning, and when its empty I fill it up again - once I've drank two of them, I've gotten more than my 8 glasses!! I put a straw in it to sip on water all day.... before I know it it is gone!

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