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Another reuse to reduce solution

After emptying one of the Wishbone salad Spritzer bottles, I washed it out and filled it with canola oil. Not only does that reuse something that would have been thrown away, but it also helps to reduce the amount of oil used when cooking.

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watermelon!!

mostly water..fills you up, satisfies a sweet tooth!

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Cinnamon

I sprinkle cinnamon on sliced apples or in yogurt. It helps the flavor and cinnamon is sited as a healthy food for helping your body to better utilize glucose and mantain healthy blood sugar levels.

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Commercial Break Workouts

When I haven't had time to do a workout, I fit one in while watching TV. During the commercial breaks, I choose one exercise & do as many reps as I can before the show starts again. These include crunches, push-ups, leg lifts, calf raises, bicep curls, tricep dips, jumping jacks, etc. Just move!

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Do more, Eat less

Do more, Eat less

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STOP - DROP - BREATHE

At least 4 times per day, stop to think only of yourself. Take personal inventory. Drop whatever you are doing, get comfortable, elevate feet, close eyes. Breathe as deeply, calmly and deliberately as you can. Inhale on the slow count of 4, hold for same count, exhale as slowly and lengthy as ...

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Use Your Own Pace & Instincts

On a site like this, with so many running and doing lots of exercises, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement. However, it can lead to a let-down if it is not your own program. Work at your own pace and style. Do not worry about what everyone else is doing.

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Stop Trying to Lose Weight

Focus on one healthy habit at a time. Make the adjustments ones that you can live with the rest of your life. The weight loss will come as a side, but delicious, benefit.

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sunblock

I really like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock, I use spf70, it is not greasy, and beings I am outside in the yard, it helps block alot of the sun.

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Two Benefits...

Exercise is an AWESOME way to relieve frustration.

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