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Mix it half and half!

Too often we get caught up in all-or-nothing. If you want to make things healthier, mix them half and half! Can't stand the taste of whole wheat pasta? Mix it with half a serving of regular pasta! Want to cut the calories on your soda, don't like diet? Mix it half with diet! It's a great way to wean yourself off of unhealthy versions of things and get used to healthier ones!

- Submitted by DRAGONCHILDE 2/10/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Substitue half of the sandwich for salad

I found that eating half a sandwich with a salad at lunch is just as filling as eating a whole sandwich. Now I am saving extra calories by doing so and having a healthier lunch!

- Submitted by SANDYDOLLAR201 5/29/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Cutting Salad Dressing Calories

Cut the calories in your "creamy" salad dressings by mixing half and half with either fat free sour cream or plain fat free yogurt. You still get plenty of flavor - but a LOT less calories!
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- Submitted by MELLIL 11/16/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Switch to Medium Eggs

To me, 2 eggs makes a nice weekend breakfast, but 1 egg feels like it isn't worth getting a pan dirty. Instead, limit the portion size by buying smaller eggs.
You'll save about 30 calories and 2 grams of fat per egg (vs. jumbo) without it looking like fewer eggs on your plate. They're cheaper too!

- Submitted by CRAFTYSARAH 7/17/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Lighten up your lemonade

I love lemonade and other tart juices, but sometimes they're too strong. Mixing them with water makes the flavor milder and saves on calories at the same time!

- Submitted by KARLAMG86 6/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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IF YOU MUST DRINK ALCOHAL!

IF YOU MUST DRINK ALCOHAL (NOT RECOMMENDED DURING WEIGHT LOSS!!!) TRY USING FLAVORED WATER AS YOUR MIXER. THEY COME IN TASTY FLAVORS PLUS 0 CALORIES ;-)

- Submitted by AMORFOOD09 5/10/2010 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Cut your juice calories in half

I like to have a cup of 100% juice once per day, but the calories and sugar for a cup can be quite steep. I've learned to pour 4ozs of juice and dilute it with 4ozs of water. That way I still have a "cup" of juice, but with only half of the sugar and calories!

- Submitted by HAPPYWRITER7 4/16/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Cutting Calories # 4

NO MORE POTATO CHIPS! mmmmm...I am that person who can't just have 1 potato chip!!! So, I have started snacking on low fat or fat free croutons! They have at least 100 calories lower than potato chips, less than 1 g of fat and 1 g of protein per serving!

- Submitted by M.A.C. 4/7/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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