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Plan meals around a small "core" of something you like that's satisfying and nutritious, such as a grilled chicken breast and a small portion of macaroni and cheese. Then fill out your meal with lots of low cal veggies - raw, roasted, steamed, etc.

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You get lots of chewing time; lots of hand-to-mouth action; you eat your meal more slowly. All these things help you feel FULL when you're done, NOT deprived at all.

Roast cookie sheets of veggies, lightly spritzed w/ olive oil, 400 deg. 20-30 min. Save them in zip locks, add to every meal!
- Submitted by --KREN 3/25/2010 in Weight Loss | 10 Comments
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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 3/25/2010 3:45:00 PM

    Just a few bites of something, like mac and cheese, can satisfy those cravings.
AKINOM523 3/26/2010 12:42:00 PM

    Sounds like a great idea, will try that, thanks!
DGAIL51 3/25/2010 10:43:00 PM

    Thanks Karen. I like vegetables anyway, so roasting extra to use later would work great for me. Donna
BELTONWALKER67 3/25/2010 10:11:00 PM

    Any item that requires a lot of chewing is needed on my menu. A lot of the time I crave something just for the chewing action when I'm not really hungry. Thanks for the tip on roasting veggies. Hope to try it out this weekend.
ZEEDRA 3/25/2010 8:09:00 PM

    Great idea, Karen. It starts on a positive note with the core being something you really like, rather than feeling deprived.
FISHINGLADY66 3/25/2010 6:34:00 PM

    Roasted vegetables are wonderful!. I do this every week after shopping for fresh vegetables.
KAYYVAUGHN 3/25/2010 5:58:00 PM

    I really like the Secrets of Success.
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GABY1948 3/25/2010 5:54:00 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Karen! You are right, I do enjoy this...one problem I have is that I am still afraid to have even a few bites of some things and this gives me so great ideas to try things...safe things at first (safER) and then work on from there. And I LOVE my veggies so that would be great! GREAT help, Karen!
Gaye
BARBIECAT 3/25/2010 4:45:00 PM

    The roasted veggies sound fabulous :)
BERNIESSOAPS 3/25/2010 4:01:00 PM

    This is a great idea. It would be a healthy choice for everyone you are cooking for.

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