No matter what, don't be afraid to ask a question. I've been struggling and every question, no matter the importance or subject, has been answered respectfully and honestly. No one has said "that's silly" even if it was. It's nice to know that you can get help like that.
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When cooking or eating the smallest changes can make a big difference such as using non fat sour cream and lower fat cheeses. That is also true when eating condiments. I always go for the liter versions. I also try to stay away from white flour and sugar. I try to eat whole wheat products.
Don't be afraid to try lower fat options.
Don't be afraid to ask for substitutions when you're at your favorite restaurant. If that grilled fish comes with rice and broccoli, you can request double veggies rather than rice. Ask for the salad with dressing on the side, so YOU can measure out a smaller amount of calories.
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