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Hershey's Kisses

If I find that I ran out of calories for dessert, I eat a single Hershey's kiss. It's only 22 calories and if you really savor it slowly it will satisfy your chocolate craving and keep you from feeling like eating healthy is such a hardship.

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Calcium chews

I eat 2 Viactiv calcium chews (20 cals each) when I have a sweet tooth! It does the trick.

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My secret for the day is..

Whenever I get thirsty for a shake/smoothies, I do this: use cup of nonfat milk, lots of ice, any fatfree flavoring and put it all in a blender until it's nice and smooth. Refreshing and no calories other the milk. It's gooood!!

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Elegant dinning

I eat alone but I want it to look like it was served in a good restaurant. I use good china and candles. Then I eat at the table. The food looks so good I often take a picture.

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Slow It Down (Eating, I Mean)

(I live alone, so this is easy for me.)
Prep your meal...have everything ready to go. Then, make & eat your first course - salad or soup - & THEN cook & eat your main course. By the time you eat the main course, you will begin to feel full from the salad (or soup) & naturally eat less.

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Flatout Flatbread

Flatout Flatbreads (I get mine at Costco). 100 calories for a really big serving (8 or 9 fiber grams). Use them for wraps, pizzas, quesadillas, home made pita chips - endless possiblities. They really help me get enough fiber.

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Shred Head

We keep a bag of shredded cabbage on hand to add a healthy kick to meals. Very good on sandwiches as it adds bulk and a good crunch (remember putting potato chips on your sandwich?) Toss a handful into a stir fry or soup. Toss a little with rice wine vinegar for a quick pickle.

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Picky Eater!!!

I am a very picky eater so for me I have a few things I like such as sweet potatoes,eggs,turkey & chicken. I'm not a big fruit & veggie eater (texture is a big deal for me). So It is a challenge to try new things. Tried a pear for first time in my life!! Not too bad tasting either

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Low Carb noodles

Shirataki Tofu noodles are a good alternative to high carb pastas. WIth only 30 calories, 0 fat, 3 carbs and 1 protein, they are a healthy choice. THey are found in the refrigerated section in 2 serving bags.

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Momma Was Right When She Said To Eat Your Veggies

Make an effort to get as many fruits & veggies in by lunchtime so as to reach your 8 servings daily. Put extra veggies in an omelet, make a large salad, a loaded veggie sandwich or even a nice homemade veggie soup. Even snacking on raw veggies & fruit adds up quickly & helps aid in weightloss

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