Wednesday, August 23, 2006


We all know the rules for losing weight but adding a little tip can boost your efforts. Nothing more boring than the same old program and routine each week and salad, salad, salad. Try something different you've never tried before, it may work.

>At home eat dinner off of a salad plate. No seconds.

>Skip the salad with two tablespoons full-fat ranch. Have a clear soup instead, save twice the calories, you'll feel fuller, and you'll eat less.

>Cravings sneak up when you're tired, focus on the fatigue, take a power nap.

>Eat three apples or pears a day to lose weight, they're filled with fiber and water, so your stomach will want less.

>Eat Orient and have the egg roll insides and leave the shell.

>On the phone, stand up and pace around.

>Fill a craving, brush your teeth or gargle with minty fresh mouthwash. When you have a fresh, clean mouth, you don't want to mess it up.

>While cooking, chew a stick of fresh gum to keep yourself from testing everything with a taste here and there before dinner.

>Keep emergency snacks in snack baggies available when on the go so as not to let yourself get too hungry, if no time for a meal on the go, or even when you go food shopping because everything looks good in the market. Try unsalted popcorn or pretzels low-salt, frozen grapes, carrots or sliced fruit, low-fat string cheese, or plain mini rice cakes. Keep it at a one serving portion in each baggie. One baggie a craving.

>If the smell of good food drives you crazy use a bottle of peppermint extract like smelling salts and the urge to taste is interrupted. Buttered popcorn throws me for a spin, minty popcorn doesn't.

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