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Pineapple stops the feeling of bloat & MINDFUL eating

When I over eat at the holiday meals, picnics,birthdays,& reunions. I am always stuck with that awful bloating I call it the turkey dinner day meal! I read if you eat pineapple that feeling of bloat goes away. i thought yep right noway!! Well the 2 back to back picnics did it last weekend. I bought...

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start small build up

I started back today I did several small 5 min work outs today while my coffee was being brewed and my breakfast cooking . Yes, it was only 83 calories burned,but that was 83 I did not burn in the previous mornings. it is a start & I feel good about myself!!

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ask for a container before food arrives

When going to a restaurant ask for a container as you are ordering ,when food arrives put half in container. These days the food is for more than one meal, I would keep shoveling it in & I was full.Now when I started to do this I am full & do not need to eat the rest. save it for the next day

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Holiday & Birthday lists computer style

I have a computer file listed with the names of family & friends.Every time I hear them mention certain things they like or books they are looking forward to read, I type it in . When Christmas times come or birthdays I have a list of items to choose from. It is real neat to see their expressions be...

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LABEL

My mother in law always labeled everything. I now do the same,I label what is in each tote, even my manila envelopes that I store special papers in.All my Christmas things are stored in totes & each one has what is in them, I label them by room also,because certain things go in special rooms of the...

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grill those frozen vegetables

I have already in the past bought assorted mixed vegetables microwave the time they tell you to,but they always were mushy & bland. Now if I do not have fresh to grill & I have the frozen I grill, last night I had a mix in a bag of squash,zucchini carrots & peppers. I sprayed reynold's wrap & place...

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Using a check book transaction register

I had an extra check book transaction register. I am taking that where ever I go & recording all I eat the first column is the time I eat anything, the next is the date, & where it says description of transaction I put the type of food I ate & the next column I put how much. I put this in a plasti...

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Crockpot ham

Today I put my Easter Ham in the crock pot with one cup of water.It was so moist, & the juice from the ham made the delicious gravy.It was a precooked skinless ham .Put it on low for four hours. My sister in laws do this all the time & I could use the oven for the rest of my dishes.The key was the ...

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Frozen fruit

I keep frozen fruit all the time, when I snack at night I put a cup in a dish & nibble on it , I get a bag of frozen blue berries,& raspberries, one with a mix of melons,strawberries, mixture of berries also

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Give your Credit card the big freeze

Put your credit card in a jar of water & freeze it. When you want to use it you would need to have it unthaw, & by that time you have had plenty of time to decide whether you really need the item. This will stop the impulse buying.However;if you are so desperate you will either smash the jar & run ...

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