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Sex is an appetite suppressant

I have found that after having great sex, I am more likely to seek the water I need and food is not on my mind. Sex is like a natural appetite suppressant.

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WORK DAY TIME SAVER

I go to the grocery twice monthly on payday, so I buy my meat in bulk. When I get home I separate the meat into enough for each meal, add the spices, onion, sauce, or whatever the recipe calls for, place it in a freezer bag and freeze it.. Then it is ready to thaw and cook on the day I need it.

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Turn on the radio

Whenever life is throwing all sorts of madness your way, turn on your radio. Sometimes a good pick me up song can put a smile on your face or maybe take you back to a happier time in your life.

You can also stream different radio stations on the computer too. I listen to an oldies station...

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Count your blessings - literally

When things look dim for me - as it does for all of us from time to time - I write down 10 things that are good. Sometimes it may be tough to get to 10, but if you can think of 10 good things. maybe you can think of 5 more! And life isn't so bad!

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Save time and add flavour by marinating before freezing.

Buy the bulk pack of chicken, steaks, or fish and portion in freezer bags. When you are done, add a different spice or marinade to each one and label the bag with what flavour it is. The meat will take on more flavour, and you'll start using less!

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Vegan oil free baking tip: Cooking spray up top!

I like to bake vegan. I just do! When you bake vegan and oil free, sometimes the top of goods can come out very dry looking! Here is a tip:
Spray the top of your baked goods with olive oil cooking spray before you bake them. This will eliminate or reduce the dry top! Also, you can spray it afterw...

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Save steps in the Kitchen

Put commonly used items in the same cabinet--no more going in circles to do a common task.

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Baby Steps Work!!!!

Baby Steps work.....small steps, one at a time!!!! Pick one small goal & work on that till you achieve it & make it a habit!!!! THEN......baby step 2.....pick another small goal & work on that one until you achieve it & make it a habit!! Pretty soon you will be well on your journey to a healthier...

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