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Easy lo-cal salad with flavor

Organic Herb Salad Mix from Trader Joe's. This salad mix has fresh dill and cilantro with other tasty greens. With all that flavor built right in all you need is your favorite veggies, a little salt n pepper and a squeeze of lemon.(so you can avoid all that fattening dressing)

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Weighing

Food scales are you best friend! they are more accurate and they simplify portion control.
Get the digital kid!

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Vary Your Caloric Intake

Jillian Michaels said on the Biggest Loser to vary your caloric intake: eat on the low end for two days, eat in the middle range for three days, eat on the high end (even going a little over) on two days. This keeps your body guessing. I did this all last week and lost 3.5 lbs!

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Water

I carry a bottle of water with me everywhere. I sip at it all day long and then it doesn't seem like I have to down alot of water all at once to get in my daily requirement. If I go out for a longer period of time I always take a few so that I won't run out.

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Smart Balance Fat Free Milk

Fat Free Milk that is just like 2% milk! I am not one for skim milk etc. I like my milk to taste like something and to not have the consistency of white wash! But this is surprisingly good. I bought it and tried it yesterday and was surprised by how much it is like 2% with the texture and is yummy

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Planning!

I do much better if I put my meal in the tracker BEFORE I make it/eat it. That way I can see the nutrition and adjust what I'm eating if necessary. I never go overboard this way!

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Ole Brand Low Carb, High Fiber Tortillas

I love these tortillas - they taste great and are very versatile. I use them to make breakfast wraps, lunch wraps, and quesadillas. I not only get in half the fiber I need for the day (12g) but I am not wasting calories (only 71 calories). You stay fuller longer too.

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Bites, Licks, Tastes

Otherwise known as BLT's! I used to find myself nibbling on the food left behind on my children's plates. BLT's add up! Now, when the kids are finished eating, I have them pour the rest of their drink on their left-over food before they bring me their plate. YUCK! no more nibbling for me!

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Waking Up Hungry

It used to be when I woke up hungry I'd get some candy and go back to bed...now I drink a glass of water and try to go back to sleep - if I am still awake and hungry 20 minutes later, I'll eat a cup of yogurt or a piece of fruit because then I know I wasn't just thirsty

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Getting a fake Reese's Fix

When I want that Reese's Cup I use My peanut butter and mix in a little Sugar Free Hot Cocoa Mix. It does the trick and I am satitfied of the craving.

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