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Make hydration a habit

Drink 2 cups of water before you do anything else in the morning. You will feel the difference all day, and you will start recognizing the difference between hunger and thirst cues throughout the day.

- Submitted by SALAM4545 2/19/2014 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Love Soda?

I used to drink a lot of soda, but I'm not as tempted since I bought my Sodastream machine! I bought the Crystal Light Lemonade syrup for it and it gives my all the delicious fizzy goodness for only 5-10 cals a glass. An average glass of soda is over 100!

They make so many different flavours, and all syrups are less than half the cals of soda.

- Submitted by HAYLEYB19 5/8/2013 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Overcome Cravings with Tea/Coffee

I always experience a food craving after lunch. To keep myself busy and tasty,I make myself a cup of tea or coffee. When I have coffee I add a stevia sweetener and semi-skimmed milk. It saves me calories and I feel satisfied.

- Submitted by ANHEALTHYAN 3/29/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Drink More Water

I bought 2 small cups that hold exactly 8 ounces of water! For some reason I find it easier to drink 8 small cups than make myself drink a huge water bottle! It breaks the water up into little servings and since I am always pouring it fresh each time, the water is cold! :)

- Submitted by ARISAH 2/10/2013 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Bottle Water Trick

Take a bottle water and calculate how many of that bottle you need to drink in a day. Add rubber bands around the bottle in the morning and take one off for each bottle you drink. Once all the rubber bands are off, you finished your water for the day !

- Submitted by BACCIDOLCE 9/17/2011 in Weight Loss | 6 Comments
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Dink something when you are hungry

Drink something with no calories when you are hungry that isn't sweet. Try water or decaf coffee without sweetener. It really helps.
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- Submitted by CONRADBURK 8/8/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Post Workout Drink

The best is chocolate milk. It has the perfect combination of carbs and fat. Woohoo for Yoohoo!

- Submitted by JUICYFRUITS16 7/12/2011 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Nighttime Cinnamon-Milk Toddy

If you have trouble getting to sleep at night, try a Cinnamon-Milk Toddy!

1 cup Milk (I use Soymilk)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon-Sugar mix
1 - 2 dashes extra Cinnamon (optional, but I prefer it)

Place all ingredients in a cup or mug, microwave for 35 seconds, just enough to warm it up. Drink it down before it cools. In other words, don't sip it.

- Submitted by ROOTWORKER 6/11/2011 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Water Intake made easier

We buy bottled water, so at the start of each day I put 4 bottles of water on my side kitchen counter, whch is equal to 8 glasses. I try to have mini goals in mind, such as by lunch I should be going for the 2nd bottle, by mid afternoon the 3rd and by dinner time the last one. I often find myself getting a 5th bottle out after dinner. I also find I drink more water when I pour it into a cup.

- Submitted by SANDYDOLLAR201 6/1/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Love your Water Bottle

I have found that if I drink my water out of my FAVORITE water bottles, i drink more. I splurged and bought one that has is pretty, and a friend gave me a great pink one with a leak proof straw. Point is, i really like them. It makes me more likely to drink out of them.

- Submitted by NUTMEG101 3/25/2011 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Room-temp water

Of all of the tips I learned while losing weight, drinking my water at room temp was the most life-changing for me! I had been sipping my cold water all day until I discovered (learned from a seasoned dieter) that if I drink my water at room temp I could gulp it down in seconds. 2 litres of water has been a minimum of water intake for me since then...for the last 2 years...and it is EASY.

- Submitted by JUDYFRANCE 3/7/2011 in Healthy Eating | 8 Comments
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Does your diet soft drink do it for you?

For a long time I could not stand the taste of diet soft drink, the aspartame in Diet Soft drinks causes a very unpleasant aftertaste.
My partner went grocery shopping and came home with a different softdrink about 2 years ago called Diet-Rite, It comes in a range of flavours along with a Cordial range also and It doesn't contain any aspartame it has a great flavour with no bad aftertaste.

- Submitted by LSPORISH 2/24/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Getting enough Water

Drink at least 3 of your 8 glasses a day before or during breakfast. You're almost halfway to your daily goal and the day has just begun! emoticon

- Submitted by NEVERORNOW 11/3/2010 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Trouble Drinking Water?

I like to put a little bit of orange juice in my water. Not enough to be too sweet, but just enough flavor it.

- Submitted by MAEJONE91 10/21/2010 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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If you've never felt full, this is how to do it.

I can't afford to get the lapband, but I went to the "meeting" to check it out years ago. I left thinking, well maybe the after surgery rules might help now. So, I tried the eating & drinking seperately. For the very first time in my life, I understood what "my" full felt like. And I finally knew where my stomach was. Wasn't where I thought.

- Submitted by WITHJOI 9/15/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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If you've never felt full, this is how to do it.

I can't afford to get the lapband, but I went to the "meeting" to check it out years ago. I left thinking, well maybe the after surgery rules might help now. So, I tried the eating & drinking seperately. For the very first time in my life, I understood what "my" full felt like. And I finally knew where my stomach was. Wasn't where I thought.

- Submitted by WITHJOI 9/15/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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A Simple & Refreshing Hot Drink--A mug Of Hot Water With A Lemon Slice

I was reading about Marissa Tomei in a health magazine and it said in the mornings, she didn't drink coffee, but that she would have a mug of hot water with a slice of lemon as a refreshing beverage. I tried it myself this morning and it really is good! emoticon For any time of day!

- Submitted by NINA-AKANE 8/4/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Drinking water can be easy!

For many people drinking water is the most difficult part of their nutrition plan. I always mix plain water with sparkling water (app 3:1). It tastes great! I can't stop drinking it! emoticon

- Submitted by RONDUA82 7/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Hot weather drink

FRUIT AND HERB-ADE
4 quarts water
2 oranges sliced thin
1 lime sliced thin
1 cup fresh mint leaves torn
1 cucumber sliced thin
1 raw carrot shredded
Combine in large jar. Shake well and chill for several hours. Shake, strain and serve over ice chips. Need sweeter, add honey to taste.

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 7/19/2010 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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Sneak a Water - Call it Gin and Tonic!

I go out with my friends at least once a week for drinks. But upon seeing that a couple of gin and tonics are like 300 calories, I've put the brakes on. Now, I'm sneaking a water on the rocks with a lime (looks just like a gin and tonic), and my waistline AND my wallet are thanking me.

- Submitted by NIXIE_DUST 7/8/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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The soda craving

I broke this habit months ago and only have a soda once or twice a week now. Strated by only drinking diet sodas, then organic sodas, and now an occasional.

- Submitted by SLAYINGDRAGONS 4/16/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Sugar - free Bubbly treat

Low-cal guilt-free pop substitute! emoticon
glass of cold club soda or Perrier
squeeze in half a lemon(or combination of citrus fruit)
Powdered Stevia(to taste, you won't need much it's very concentrated - purchase at health food store)
ice cubes(optional)

- Submitted by FITLIFE6 4/7/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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