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5 Min to Prep, 20 Min Saved

Every evening after dinner, set out the things you will need for the morning. Lay out clothes, arrange breakfast items, place bags to take in next to the front door. Doing it the night before can shave huge amounts of time off your morning routine!

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Prevent stained plastic containers

Spray your plastic containers with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato-based sauces - no more stains.

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Add a little peanut butter!!

Peanut butter majorly curbs hunger. One of my favorite snacks is an apple with 1.5-2 tsp of peanut butter. Under 250 calories and keeps me full for a LONG time. PB & banana sandwiches are really filling too. Having one of these two things every day helps keep me full. Plus, PB is one of my favorite ...

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Baby Wipes as Stain Removers

Has your deodorant left its mark? A baby wipe works to lift those hard-to-remove stains.

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just 15 minute

when i'm not in the mood for walking,i'll tell myself all you have to do to do today is walk 15 minutes.by the time i've walked close to 15 minutes my endorphins have kicked in and i'm usually feeling better and then i do the rest of my walking.only once in a while i'll stop at 15 .It really works.

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A Meal Is A Meal Is A Meal

A restaurant or vacation meal is not a "treat", it is a meal!
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Save 44 cents

When you send a get well card to a hospital, put the patient's home address in the return address place. Then if patient has gone home, it will be redirected to them.

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Menu Planning

Planning a menu a month in advance is a great way to keep your kitchen and grocery list organized. If you are on grocery budget, this is a great way to stay within that budget, since you already know what you will be eating through the month.

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Eat if you are hungry

If you are hungry, EAT! A good balance of foods is what you need! Fuel your body, especially if you are exercising.

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Pack a bag

Grazing throughout the day has been my success. Each morning I pack a bag with fruits, veges, 1/4 cup cottage cheese or any other dairy, Some source of whole wheat like Wheat Thins (you can have 10 in a serving). Then I take this back where ever I go. If I am super hungry I can eat the bag all at on...

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