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Act like a crazy person...preten
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your someone else and talk to yourself

Whenever I'm feeling a bit lackluster, I pretend that I'm someone else - someone that's IS motivated, and then I tell myself everything that I would tell another Sparker who is down and out.

I tell myself that I'm worth it. That it's about the journey and not about the destination.

- Submitted by NEWYORKORCHIDS 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 5 Comments

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Mixed Nuts

I like nuts for snacks, but get bored if they're the same kind day after day. So, I would buy a few cans of different nuts, and mix them all into one container before portioning them out for snacking later. Kind of makes each snack-time a new experience!

- Submitted by SHINAKO 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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Why am I eating that?

If I start to feel like I am getting in a snacking mood, I ask myself, "Why do I want something to eat right now?" I heard this somewhere, and I wish I credit the proper person for it but, I have used it ever since. "If hunger isn't the problem, then food isn't the solution!"

- Submitted by CHRIS-FIT4LIFE 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Green Tea

I gave up coffee and only drink green tea in the morning and then switch to water after two cups. If I get hungry after dinner, I have a cup of green tea. Very comforting and great antioxidants! emoticon

- Submitted by BECKIWO 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments

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Dark Chocolate Lifestyle Change not Diet

Hershey Dark Chocolat Kisses are 25 calories. If you suck on them instead of chewing they last a long time. Keep them in a jar you have to open so you know you are snacking, and are not on autopilot. Some times denying makes it too much like like a diet and les like a new healthy lifestyle.

- Submitted by BERNERQUILTS 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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Getting my daily fruits in

I make fruit smoothies for breakfast a lot. An orange, banana and a couple of handfuls of strawberries and you've knocked out a bunch of fruits for the day. Add yogurt and you've just added a great little a protein boost!

- Submitted by REBHUCH 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Spaghetti Substitute

I am on a low carb diet. I found Dreamfield Spaghetti. This spaghetti tastes great and does not raise your blood sugar levels like regular pasta. When I am tired of eating spaghetti sqash and just need pasta, this is a good choice for me. If your stores don't have it, order from the net.

- Submitted by MOJOONE 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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It's Not Hard To Give Up Pasta For This

You can save alot of calories and enjoy all your favorite pasta dish by just replacing the pasta with vegetables. Try replacing your pasta with zucchini, cauliflower or broccoli. It taste great and all the restaurant like Olive Garden, Macaroni Grill will be happy to replace the pasta for veggies.

- Submitted by SHERRYK5 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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Everything in moderation

I have found that if I don't deny myself the things I want , I tend not to over eat. I have changed a lot of things to healthier versions of what they used to be to be able to stay within 1200 calories a day. Sugar free chocolate being a biggie.

- Submitted by CYBERCHIKA69 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Saver Bites

When you go out to dinner, and you are having a hard time not eating all the appetizers, take a favorite protein bar and cut it up into small bites and place in a baggy. These can be used for any emergency hunger attacks. emoticon

- Submitted by FAIRVIEWBONNIE 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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