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The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.

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drink lots of water

drinking water before each meal helps me to eat less. I find if you drink one glass of cold water you get full faster. I also use water in between meals if I feel hungry. Sometimes that satisfy and I tend to snack less.

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Fork vs. spoon

I use a fork instead of a spoon so I eat slower instead of shoveling the food into my mouth.

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Control the craving!

I find that if I have a craving, a bite or two of the treat can be very satisfying in different ways. If I don't give in to a craving, I'm more likely to binge & then beat myself up about it. If I have what I really want (a small portion), I have taken care of the craving & I'm still in control.

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avoid seconds

To avoid eating seconds, before eating dinner I pack the leftovers in individual sized containers to take to work for lunch. Since all the leftovers are already packed away, it is hard to go for seconds.

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Chocolate Cravings

Sunsweet has dark chocolate coated plums. They are yummy, rich and satisfying. The carbs are not bad, fiber is good and the calories are o.k. A serving is 14 pieces. I eat about half that and feel very indulgent!!!!

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Crystal Light with fiber

One of the things they keep telling you is "drink more water" another is to "get more fiber". Fortunately for me Crystal Light makes a drink mix in the individual packets in a raspberry peach flavor with only 10 calories and 3 grams of fiber. Helps with both.

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Calorie and Fat Counting

If you can't determine how many calories and fat is in a particular food choice, don't eat it!

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pasta craving buster

I eat low carb so when I REALLY need some pasta I cook a whole spaghetti squash and use it as the base for my home made lo carb sauce - I can have as much as i want guilt free!

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Smaller Plates

We use smaller plates and it really does work!! You get enough to eat and clean your plate and walk away feeling full!!

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Keeping bad foods at bay

I allow for some temptation food in my plan but I get single servings usually out of the house. I keep the main bulk of my menu around me at the office and home so it is the only choice I can make. Out of sight mostly out of mind

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