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iPhone - not just the app

When I'm preparing food, and I don't have time to look up the nutritional content for what I'm making, I take a picture with my phone. There are several apps that can do text recognition, and then I have it when I'm ready to sit down in front of the computer.

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Calorie tracking

I keep a notepad on the counter in the kitchen, anytime I eat a new food, or pack a new food in my lunch I first right down all the nutritional information on the pad. I pack that paper with my lunch so I can enter the info when I enter my lunch.

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Nurture your Spirit, too

Make your table pretty and you will enjoy your meal more. Use a nice cloth, a candle. a flower from the yard. Also, put on some soothing music. Then savor every bite as you eat slowly and enjoy the meal. YOU ARE WORTH IT and you will feel more satisfied.

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Nurture your Spirit with Your Body

Make your table pretty and you will enjoy your meal more. Use a nice cloth, a candle. a flower from the yard. Also, put on some soothing music. Then savor every bite as you eat slowly and enjoy the meal. YOU ARE WORTH IT and you will feel more satisfied.

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Chew Chew Chew

If you are having or craving or feeling like you want to eat just for the sake of eating (boredem) then pop in a piece of gum. I find that it helps curve cravings and also keeps my mouth busy! Seriously though - if you usually don't keep gum with you, keep a pack with you for this reason.

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Helping fruit ripen faster

If you have bananas that are green or fruit that is otherwise too hard, put it into a brown paper bag with a ripe apple. This will help it to ripen considerably faster.

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My secret weapon...

I found a replacement to reduced fat PB...it's called Better'N Peanut Butter - can be found at Super Targets, Bi-lo, Harris Teeter...only 100 calories and 2 fat grams for 2 tbls!!!
That's right I said only 2 fat grams...Woohoo!!

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split your plate

1/2 fruit and veggies, 1/4 protein, 1/4 starch
it works!!!

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Eat a Green Smoothie every day for Breakfast

1 cup pineapple (or blueberries or strawberries)
1 banana
1 1/2 cups fresh spinach
2 tbsp. flax seed
2 cups water
Blend all ingredients and ENJOY!

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end of the day

I save a few calories for a treat at the end of the day. Tonight I had a cup of blackberries with a tbsp of raw sugar and a cup of decaf flavored tea. It satisfied my sweet tooth and the tea was warm and made me relaxed!

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