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win/win/win

I love going to Goodwill store. I love it when the Goodwill store will have their Dollar Daze. I will buy tons of clothes, they get the money they need for their programs, I get tons of clothes that fit for dirt cheap for me, then I redonate the clothes when I dont want them anymore or too big.

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Adding Protein to Breakfast

I add 1/4 scoop chocolate whey protein powder to 4 egg whites, and 1/4 c oatmeal...

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Portion control

Keep a measuring cup in your cereal container. Most cereal bowls can hold two or more cups. Actual serving size of most cereals is 0.75 -1 cup.

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Save your life: Weigh your food!

When I got gestational diabetes, I became scrupulous about weighing my food. But after delivery, I got lazy about my own diet. Now I'm back to weighing, measuring, and tracking my food. My life depends on it, and weighing helps. My healthy 19-yr-old son is proof positive!

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Mindful Grocery Shopping

Good eating habits start with the food we choose at the grocery store. Make a list and stick to it. When you get to the register, do a quick inventory to see what percentage in your cart is junk. Put it back.

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My version of chicken noodle soup

When I am making homemade chicken 'noodle' soup I sub the noodles for a good few handful of beansprouts instead. It looks virtually the same but it can cut some calories.

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Cheerios!

I learned about the chocolate Cheerios from reading these secrets and I LOVE them! Today I picked up a box of Banana Nut Cheerios and I think I like them even MORE! They remind me of a banana nut muffin! I now have my Grandson and Husband hooked. Hmmm...maybeI should buy stock in General Mills...

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plate size

use a smaller plate for dinner to prevent over eating and you don't feel deprived. You see you have a full plate of dinner

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Decadent Desserts....in the shower!

This is silly, and it doesn't exactly involve eating. I buy body wash from the company Philosophy. They make many yummy smelling food scents, in my shower now I have vanilla ice cream and pink frosted cake. So I have taken those foods out of my diet, but not out of my life.

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Breakfast

I discovered a new and healthy breakfast that not only taste great but it is healthy too. I mixed 1 packet of Plain oatmeal and 4oz. of Unsweetened applesauce together. It was healthy and it filled me up for hours afterwards.

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