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Pay attention

Pay attention to whatever you're doing. Eating. Exercising. Playing with your kids.

Be in the moment.

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Re-purpose plastic grocery bags

Store plastice grocery bags in a used paper towel cardboard roll.
Keep one in your car to collect wrappers on road trips. Reuse bags as liners for small trash cans.
Knot dirty diapers in side to trap the smell.
AND, they work well to pooper-scooper after Fido!

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20 minutes

It takes 20 minutes for your brain to get a "full" signal from your belly. Take all 20 minutes to eat each meal - taste, savor and enjoy each bite. AND - Stop eating after 20 minutes!

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Leave 5 Bites

Each bite you put in your mouth averages 25 calories.

If you leave 5 bites on your plate, that's about 100 calories saved. Per meal!

Those little bites add up to big weight loss.

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