"Sometimes It Just Looks Better In The Garbage Than It Will On Me!"
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My grandmother told me this once and I love this tip for it's simplicity.
The concept is basically, not everything on the plate has to go in your mouth. It's a little hard for me to do sometimes, since it involves unnecessary waste, but I still think it's a worthy healthy eating technique.
The other night for example: I made a huge pot of spaghetti for hubs and I for dinner - instead of keeping the high-carb, high-cal leftovers in the fridge to munch on for the rest of the week, I tossed what was left in the trash and went for the healthier food items to snack on for later.
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