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Biggest Loser food Scale

I purchased a food scale from Bed Bath and Beyond and have been shocked at what a portion size really is! I have been weighing all my meats and getting use to what a correct portion is. Before the scale, I was eating 2Xs the portion I was supposed to!!!

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Snack time as Tea time

Snack does not mean grab & gulp. Get a teapot and set a proper place with tea cup. Set out an allowable snack, sit, rest, pray, meditate and nibble.


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Eat little or no white flour or white processed sugar

When I can stay away from the white sugar and white flour I feel so much better through out the day. I also find that my body functions so much better. I have more energy and am able to keep up with my daily tasks without feeling tired.

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Whole Wheat Couscous

Trader Joe's sells whole wheat couscous. It costs the same, still takes just 5 minutes to prepare, and my family doesn't even notice the difference. It's a whole-grain lifesaver!

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DIScomfort eating

When I'm tempted to 'comfort eat', I think about how comfortable - or not - I will feel afterwards. Tight waistbands, heartburn, indigestion, bloating, raised blood sugar, guilt, regret. And for what?

I now think of it as 'discomfort eating' and make healthier choices. Being slim is comforta...

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Fill 'Er Up

About 20 mins. before dinner, eat 1/2 ounce of walnuts with 1 cup of your favourite broth-based soup. Or drink at least 8 ounces of water with one tablespoon of psyllium. Either will help fill you up so you won't want or need to eat as much to feel satisfied. (You: On A Diet)

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Just discovered Almond Milk!

I LOVE dairy products ,especially milk.I had a terrible time at first going downfrom whole to 2% to1% to nonfat. But I have got used to it.I discovered almond milk by way of reading about in Good Housekeeping magazine in the Biggest Loser cover story.Just 60 calories a cup!

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Breakfast

I have found that eating a good-sized breakfast (even getting more than a third of my calories at breakfast) tends to help me have better energy through the day and be less likely to overeat later. Sometimes this even involves a couple strips of bacon or a piece of dark chocolate!

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HEALTH

I LIKE EATING HEATHY BECAUSE THAT WAY I KNOW THAT I GET THE RIGHT VITAMINS AND NUTRIENTS.

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Snack success

I keep an ample supply of fat free greek yogurt that I grab when I get home from work. I used to be ravenous when I get home and would eat "whatever" but proper planning is the key! The greek yogurt is high in protein and rather filling...quite a bonus!

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