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Black makes you appear slimmer in photographs and more tips!

If you're having a family portrait taken over the holidays, wearing black and darker solid colors will actually make you appear slimmer. Also, don't stand facing straight to the camera, turn your body slightly and you instantly lost a few more pounds! You can also lean a bit toward the camera with y...

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Tasting During Cooking Can be Dangerous!

When cooking, many of us tend to taste the progress as we're adding spices and other ingredients. Those "tastes" can add up to a lot of calories, especially when cooking a big dinner like Thanksgiving! Keep a jar near the stove and every time you catch yourself "tasting", add an equal amount to the ...

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How Do You Eat an Elephant? One Bite at a Time!

Don't look at your primary goal - sometimes it can seem overwhelming to think about it. Break your big goal into smaller goals and celebrate each accomplishment until you reach your primary goal. I bought myself a small patchwork stuffed elephant to remind me that the only way I can eat this elephan...

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