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Divided plates

I often find myself at potluck dinners, and I am fortunate when they have the divided paper plates. I always fill the largest side section of the plate with green salad and raw vegetables. I put other vegetables in the mid sized compartment and the meat and rest of the "bad for you stuff" in the sm...

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Resisting Gas Station Temptation

I am easily persuaded to stop at the convenience store to get a snack when I am out running errands. When I do this, I walk out the door having spent $5.00 on an unhealthy snack and soda. Therefore I have purchased some healthier snack choices along with some flavored bottled water, and I lock the...

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Set the Table

I have found that I eat better if I will plan the meal and set a table, using the china, crystal, silver, and nice linens. It is a lot more trouble to get all this stuff out, but if I prepare a meal and serve it in this manner, I am less likely to inhale it quickly and long for more food later. We...

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A Well Balanced Breakfast

I have found that eating a well balanced breakfast makes a huge difference in my eating habits all day long. I usually have scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, a piece of fruit, a slice of whole wheat toast, and cup of yogurt. I drink 8 oz of water before a morsel touches my mouth. I have also found if ...

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Cure Cravings

I find that if I think I am hungry, I am probably just wanting something to do. I will get something to drink sich as water, unsweet tea, coffee, or diet soda, sit down with a book, newspaper, internet, or writing tablet and drink my drink while I read, write or surf.

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