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Portion is everything

You can eat whatever you'd like, just be sure to watch the portion size and to only eat it once in awhile. It is not good to make a daily habit of treats. A good example, birthday cake, cut your piece in half or quarters and either shar or freeze for another month or two weeks.

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My three best doctors are faith, time, and patience.

While on my journey, I have to have faith, time and patience which are the three best doctors. God may not provide us with a perfectly ordered life, but what He does provide is HImself, His presence, and open doors that bring us closer to being productive, positive and realistic.

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Shopping Lists

I used to do my shopping half by list, half by whatever struck me. I find that if I take the time to make a proper list and stick to it, I can be far more organized with our food. I plan ahead for meals & snacks which saves me from those kitchen raids.

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Lavender sachet

I love the scent of lavender and keep a sachet in my car. It keeps my car smelling nice without chemicals and if the traffic gets stressful, I take in a whiff to calm myself.

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Portion Control: Know the Difference between Measuring Volume & Weight

Every once in awhile my brain dysfunctions, and I get confused about measuring my food for portion control. I know that 2 cups = 16 ounces or 1 pound, and almost tried to weigh 1 pound of lettuce! lol My math was correct, but 16 ounces can be either volume or weight. Cups measure volume.

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Post Your Successes on Your Refrigerator

Keep a running tally on your fridge of the unhealthy foods you said NO to during the day. At the end of the day, calculate how many calories you DIDN'T eat! Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

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Peanut butter!!!!

I am a night time hunger pain person and found it difficult to sleep with an empty feeling belly. I found a tablespoon of peanut butter on a piece of light ww toast hits the spot. I sleep like a baby.

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Grab N Go!

Get food like grapes, cherreis, carrots, nuts etc... and put them in individual baggies. Place them in a large bowl in the fridge! Grab in the morning for work or during the day as you get hungry.

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dollar a week

If you are really on a budget try this just put away a dollar a week.
Buy a piggy bank or even a coffee can and just do it
Yes it is only 52 dollars a year but you can consider it a small goal like finally opening a bank account!

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Weekly Meal Planning/Menus

Planning weekly menus saves money, cuts down on produce waste, and creates variety

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