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If you are craving something sweet...

Equal gum makes three flavors, Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Shortcake and Mint chocolate chip and they are great. If you want dessert, pop a piece of one of these flavors in your mouth and the craving will disappear. My fave is the key lime pie, yummy! And it lasts a long time too, by the time the flavo...

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Stop the binge before it starts

When you stumble...do you get up and throw yourself down the entire flight of stairs? If you break one egg, do you then smash the whole dozen? Of course not! So if you have a weak food moment, there's no reason to "blow" the rest of the day/week. Having one cookie or a few chips does not give you th...

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Just Say NO

I say No after 7pm to food, I have a hard time with this for some reason, So I "Just say NO" when I think i want something to eat. It has worked wonders for me. Put up a Green light, yellow light and red light (picture of course) on your fridge or cabinets or wherever you get side tracked, switch ...

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Less Calories at night

I always have been able to break through a plateau when I eat less at night for a few days. Nothing drastic, but something simple such as cutting back the amount of carbs at night(or switching the cals so that the lunch and early snack are a bit more heavier and dinner is a bit more light). This doe...

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If you're bored, go for a walk.

It will get your mind AND body going, making you productive when you return.

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If you can't taste it... Don't waste it

For example; if you are eating a sandwich and you can not taste the cheese on it why put in on there. If you can't taste it don't waste any of your calorie, fat or carb. allowances. Save it for something you can taste and savor.

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Fed Up with Acne and/or Fine Lines?

A cup of fresh spinach a day will provide enough Vitamin A to keep your skin looking bright and beautiful! In just 2 weeks, you will see a major difference if you incorporate a small amount of this powerful food into your daily diet.

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Clothes

I gave away all my old "skinny clothes".
I am not buying any clothes right now.
When I get down to size 10, I am buying a whole new wardrobe
I am giving away all my clothes that are too big now.
That way, If I start to slide up the scale, I have more motivation to get myself ...

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Measuring sticky ingredients

Before you pour sticky ingredients into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

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Reboot!

If you're day is going badly, you can always start over at any time--and as many times as you'd like. It's just like pressing Control-Alt-Delete on your computer. Don't live with a nagging sense that you let yourself down, and don't wait until tomorrow to start over. Reboot! Half of a good day is be...

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