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Boiled Garbanzo Beans(Chholay/K
abuli
Chaney)

My friend Fatima makes this.Soak Garbanzo Beans overnight andpressure cook them for 3-4 whistles next morning.Add salt to taste and pressure cook further for 1 more whistle.Drain and reserve Liquid to use in Soups or while cooking Dals(Pulses).Serve cold with Lemon Juice squeezed on top.

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Put Fruit In Your Water

It's much more fun to drink water when I put pieces of fruit--i.e. lemons, peaches, kiwi, blueberries--in it. It lightly flavors the water, and if I use a clear glass, it's so visually appealing! No need to replace the fruit when refilling the glass, either. The flavor lasts for several uses.

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High Fiber Breakfast

If you are a fan of breakfast cereals, try replacing a sugary cereal with one high in fiber. I find that when I eat Mini Wheats for breakfast, it actually keeps me full and prevents me from snacking before lunch time. Add some sweetness by choosing frosted flavors, or adding fruit.

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Food Portions

To help me eat correct portions I eat off of smaller plates and bowls.. also when I eat prepackaged food I take them out of the container onto a plate or bowl so I can see how much I'm actually getting.

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Use a plate

Eat all meals on a plate (yes, even those microwavable meals at lunchtime). It helps you be more aware of what you are eating and have a better idea of how much you are consuming.

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Moderation

There is no ONE Diet....restrictive diets set you up for failure.
The best way to eat is to eat the 80/20% rule...eat healthy choices for the most part from all food groups. Include your favorites in moderation....20% of the time.
The biggest secret of all....Don't keep your favorites in the h...

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Stave off Cravings

Stave off junk food cravings by carrying hard candies in your pocket. Right now I'm using maple syrup candies because they are difficult to chew on (and 3 candies = 70 calories). Its also a great mind game - you can convince yourself you are still eating foods that "aren't allowed!"

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Just a little bit....

I love Cheese and Nuts - but the fat doesn't love my thighs! To keep from cutting out these favorite foods - I discovered I could get just as much flavor from 1 Tablespoon sprinkled over a single serving as adding in 1/2 - 1 cup to a recipe!! Yummy!

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4 x 400

I aim for three 400 calorie meals plus a 400 calorie snack. My calorie allowance is about 1380-1680 so this works great for me. I'm not real strict about it but aiming for 400 calories gets me enough food without going over too much and spreads the calories out thru the day.

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Water - 8 a day

Eight glasses of water is the minimum, not optional. To insure them I drink 2 at each of 3 meals and 2 with pills at bedtime. That makes 8. Anything else I drink during the day is "gravy."

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