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Microwave Egg Poacher
I got an egg poacher for the microwave. I used it for the first time this morning. I put it in for 70 seconds but the package says 55-70. It was hard so I'll have to adjust it but it's great!
Measuring Your Food
I tend to just guess at measurements. Well, it's a bit tedious (if you think of it as that) but it's worth it. It will help you get the actual amounts that you need instead of guessing.
Canned Frosting, YUCK!
How about making your own frosting. When I read the ingredients, there is partially hydrogenated oils and also High Fructose corn syrup. Buttercream frosting is better and is easy to make.
Olive oil packs 120 cal per tablespoon but it helps with the metabolism. There is a diet that says you can lose up to 9 lbs by following there plan but it is too good to be true.
Cell Phone Recycling
If you have a cell phone you don't use, look up the model number on www.cellforcash.com.
Pancakes with No Syrup
Instead of using syrup on my pancakes, I use applesauce. What I don't use on the pancakes, I eat. I get my fruit in at the same time.
I bought some Halloween candy and divided it up half of the amount a serving size is. I don't need all the sugar and carbs so I will be able to enjoy it longer!
Crystal Light Lemonade Added To Water
To make sure I drink my allotment of water, I add the Crystal Light Lemonade Packets into my 70 oz. water bottle. Because I use a diuretic I have to drink more than the 70 oz. The doctor told me to add the crystal light to replace some of the potassium back into my body.