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Swap breadcrumbs

Rolled Oats or Bran Cereal for Breadcrumbs

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Wheat Germ

I have been adding a serving of wheat germ to my smoothies, yogurt and salads. It adds some flavor and nutrition with very little calories.

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French Fries or Baked Potato?

French fries drip in ketchup or baked potato with butter or sour cream? My advice choose the baked potato over fried potato. Then try dipping the cut up pieces of the baked potato into ketchup instead of sour cream of butter. You save on fat calories and you are eating healthier by choosing the bake...

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Holiday Season Blues

I love the holidays but even I get depress with the rude crowds, thinking of loved ones passed on, if getting together with family/friends is possible. I find that the best way to fight the blues is to spread some joy myself. Smile at people, plan a coffee/workout date, call people you have not hear...

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Blog, Blog, & then Blog some more

When you feel your just not up to doing your exercise routine, staying with you nutrition or just feel plain blah! I found that it is usually because I can't get negative thoughts out of my mind. I feel overwhelmed. Since SP I been writing down (Blogging) how I feel not always pertaining to nutritio...

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Exercises & T.V.

I enjoy watching T.V. and usually rather watch a show than exercise for an hour. However if you can do crunches, jump rope, bicep curls and stretching during commercials. A different exercise for each commercial break as many set you can do while staying in proper form. You won't miss your shows and...

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Buffet Sytle Events: Try to eat less on purpose

On holidays, at parties etc...If it is a pot luck buffet style occasion: First, take a regular size plate. Next, look to see what you crave most. Then take one serving size spoonful to place food on your plate. Make sure NOT any of the foods you choose are touching. The space between foods helps wit...

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Stale Italian or French bread

In stead of throwing out stale Italian or French bread. Try spraying water lightly over loaf. Cut open and once again spray water lightly over the inside of loaf. Then warm in toaster oven at a light toast setting. Unless you want it toasted then choose the setting of your choice.

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