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Child's Plate

Buy a child's plate (divided into three segments) and child's utensil set. When you use a child's portion plate, you are more likely to get the correct portion sizes. The smaller utensils will force you to take smaller bites. Smaller bites will allow you to eat more slowly and you will begin to feel fuller faster.

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 5/25/2014 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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BYOSD -- Bring your own salad dressing!

I buy a lovely yogurt-based salad dressing (only 45 calories per 2 tablespoons). When I go out to eat, I put the dressing I need in a small air-tight container. I use it instead of the dressings offered at the restaurant. I save a LOT of calories and there is no guessing!

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 5/22/2014 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Don't allow the scale to control you!

The scale doesn't control you. You control yourself. It's ALL in the decisions you make and the direction you take. emoticon

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 5/19/2014 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Look up menus online!

Going out to eat? Look up the restaurant's menu online (most chains will have nutritional values listed). Choose your meal BEFORE you go to be armed for success!

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 5/18/2014 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Divide and Conquer

Whenever you go out to eat, immediately divide each food into two equal portions. You'll eat HALF the calories and have a meal for the next day!
Ask the server for a take-out container at the beginning of the meal so you don't forget or over-eat. emoticon

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 5/15/2014 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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PIC THE PLATE

Take a photo of your meal when you go out to eat. It will serve to remind you of what you ate and the size of the portions.

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 5/14/2014 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Raw Green Beans Make a Great Snack!

Buy a half pound of fresh green beans. Wash thoroughly, then remove stems and ends.
Put half in a zippered baggies and put half in a cup. Snack on the raw green beans. They will be crisp and slightly sweet.

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 5/11/2014 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Protein Powder

Adding Protein Powder to water, milk, or juice can really aid your protein intake, give you energy, and jump start your day.

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 4/24/2014 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Prep the pan!

Buy a pan with a good non-stick coating and use less than half the oil or butter for saute or pan-frying.

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 4/24/2014 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Weights and Measures!

Weigh and measure everything that you cook and eat! Most of us suffer from proportion distortion and underestimate what we eat.
When you take the time to measure liquids and weigh solids, you will come to learn just how much you're eating!

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 7/14/2011 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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