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If you haven't tried Blue Diamond Almond Breeze milk yet, I highly suggest it! It has way fewer calories than regular milk, contains no lactose, and is completely vegan. You can even cook with it. They have sweetened and unsweetened versions in 3 different flavors: Original, Vanilla, and Chocolate. I love the sweetened vanilla flavor (90 cals/8 oz.) as a snack. It's like drinking melted vanilla ice cream. The unsweetened versions only have about 40 calories/8 oz. cup.
Whenever I have a strong craving for sweets, I chew a piece of Trident gum. I really like the Passionberry Twist flavor. It lasts a long time so my craving for pop/candy/icecream/etc. goes away. Plus, it has xylitol which helps fight cavities, it has less than 5 calories and no sugar.
Getting exercise started is the hardest part for me but I found that getting up early and going for a 1 mile quickly paced walk before work every day has actually given me more energy than the days when I slept until the last possible minute and rushed to work. My energy lasts throughout the whole day. I don't need energy drinks, extra vitamins, or that 5 hour energy stuff you see on tv. I never thought I could wake up early since I've never been a morning person but I love it now!
I found this secret gem in the cleaning aisle at my local grocery store. It is the best thing I've found to get rid of stains in carpet, clothes, shoes, walls, etc. I use this stuff for everything and it works like magic! It says it's for carpets but it's perfectly safe for clothes. Just the other day I sprayed it on a white shirt I have that was stained with make up and ketchup and then threw it inthe washer and it took it all off and even whitened the shirt. It looks brand new!
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