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If you are a fan of breakfast cereals, try replacing a sugary cereal with one high in fiber. I find that when I eat Mini Wheats for breakfast, it actually keeps me full and prevents me from snacking before lunch time. Add some sweetness by choosing frosted flavors, or adding fruit.
I have worked in the grocery business for 21 years and have found that the healthiest looking people shop mostly the perishable departments. Steer clear of the aisles where the overprocessed foods lurk unhealthily. Stick with fresh produce, meat and seafood, ice-cold dairy products and even the freshly baked artisan breads in the bakery. Of course the old-fashioned oatmeal and a few yummy nut butters reside in the aisles but don't let their redneck cousins, the poptarts and sugary cereals tempt.
This "whole foods" concept of eating leaves you fuller and NOT craving all the additives. White bread is equivalent to eating PASTE!! The condiment aisle is a slippery area too....so be cautious! 40
I've been trying to avoid the sugary-sweet cereals that I used to get and instead have been buying cheerios, rice krispies, corn flakes, etc. While they're favorites of mine, they can taste bland after repeated breakfasts. I spice it up with a sprinkle of cinnamon (and maybe splenda). It's an instant boost for my taste buds, so I don't miss those other breakfast cereals.
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