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Switch your meals around

I have had the most weight-loss success when I had lunch for breakfast, dinner for lunch and breakfast for dinner. That way, my lightest meal is at night and I wake up hungry ready to eat breakfast (or lunch).

- Submitted by HARRINGTON5 5/4/2012 in Weight Loss | 5 Comments
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Good Way To Add Fruits

I just love to add fruit to a salad and it is a good way to eat your required fruits and vegetables. Apples, oranges and grapes are my favorites to add to a plain lettuce and tomato salad.

- Submitted by HARRINGTON5 5/21/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Creating An Optical Illusion

Eat your dinner on a 9 inch plate instead of the standard 12 inch plate. It makes the smaller portions look bigger and will also help you control the size of your dinner.
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- Submitted by HARRINGTON5 5/12/2010 in Everything Else | 2 Comments
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The Joy Of Frozen Grapes

We all need fruit and veggies and freezing grapes is one way of making them last for weeks. I buy a bunch and pull them off the stem, wash them, but them in baggies and freeze them. I eat them frozen in my cottage cheese, salads or just for snacks. They are best when still slushy.

- Submitted by HARRINGTON5 4/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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Cutting Calories

Instead of using bread, I use Romaine lettuce to make a sandwich. It is a lot fewer calories than bread and lets you get the satisfaction of eating a sandwich.

- Submitted by HARRINGTON5 4/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Cut Calories

I use unsweetened applesauce or apples instead of butter when I am backing. If you need a little sweetening, use Splenda or a few drops of Stevia.

- Submitted by HARRINGTON5 4/17/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Walk With A Friend

I have been walking around my community for a long time and one day, one of my neighbors asked to walk with me. It was really fun and we gabbed all the way. We now walk three days a week and vary our routes. We haven't run out of things to talk about yet.

- Submitted by HARRINGTON5 4/1/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Use Romaine Lettuce Instead Of Bread

I had guests for lunch and I made tuna sandwiches, but used Romaine lettuce instead of bread. Neither of my guests had done this before and really enjoyed it. I used cookie cutters to cut the lettuce and it looked very festive too.
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- Submitted by HARRINGTON5 4/1/2010 in Healthy Eating | 5 Comments
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