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Washing Fruits and Vegetables

We all know we're suppose to wash fruit and veggies before we eat them. If you wash them before you even put them away then it cuts out a step later on when you're hungry. Wash out your crisper drawers, get all your fruits and veggies clean, and put a sign on the drawers that says "Clean and Ready...

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Keep your kitchen clean!

Keeping your kitchen clean makes eating better easier. I know I use a dirty kitchen as an excuse to not make meals at home.

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Use a baby spoon

When having a treat such as ice cream or frozen yogurt use a baby spoon to eat it with. You'll have to move the spoon to your mouth more often making you more aware of how much you're consuming. It also lets you savor small bites instead of shoveling it into your mouth.

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Food Magazine Meals

Pick up a copy of Clean Eating, Cooking Light, or any others that catch your eye. Make a meal plan from them. Some even have a weekly grocery list for you, and the nutrition information as well. If it got my 5 year old to eat kale, and say it was delicious, it can't be wrong!

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Brush Your Teeth

Brush your teeth when you know you're done eating for the day. I don't like to mess up the nice clean feeling with food so all I can do is drink more water. It helps curb unneeded evening/night time snacking

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Say I Love You

Say I love you to those who matter most to you. You never know what tomorrow holds.

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Make Others Feel Welcome

Regardless of how someones journey got them to where they are, you should always make them feel welcome. One day it could be their kind words that make you feel better when you need it.

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Use your blog.

Use your blog to keep yourself accountable for everything. When you stumble, write about it. When you have a success, write about it. Being able to look back at your setbacks, successes, and encouragement from others will be invaluable.

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Comfort Zone

"To find your strength, push past your comfort zone."

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