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lyssa 07.05
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Birthdays. Mah-jongg. Book club. Just because it’s summer. Ever go out with the girls and find yourself digging into the chips and guacamole or the family-style hummus platter faster than Fred Flintstone said “Yabba-dabba-doo”? While we love each other’s company, being with a group of women can take it’s toll

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lyssa 06.14
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When reading a restaurant menu at dinner, think about tomorrow’s lunch. It’s natural to want to get our money’s worth, so we often feel compelled to clean our plate. But when we view a serving as two meals, we get our money’s worth! To help: Ask the waiter to bring

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lyssa 05.31
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Does this sound familiar? Breakfast: a cup of berries with a small avocado toast; Lunch: kale salad with grilled chicken; Dinner: grilled salmon, small sweet potato, roasted broccoli, 15 fries off the kids plate, and half a pan of brownies. Uh, whoops. Eating healthy all day long is hard, so

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lyssa 05.10
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Outsmart Your Hunger Hormone Even the most motivated and focused dieter will struggle to be successful at weight loss once hunger takes over. Our bodies secrete a hormone called ghrelin, which controls hunger and drives our appetite. If we don’t understand, monitor, and control our ghrelin, we can forget about

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lyssa 04.19 fb
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Ever heard of negative calorie food? That’s a food that burns more calories to digest than it yields. Hence the name “Miracle”. This soup is great for weight loss. Enjoy a bowl whenever you are in the mood to eat, “just because”. PS- A pot should last for several days!

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lyssa 04.05
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Monday night at sundown, Jewish celebrities like Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Adam Sandler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jake Gyllenhaal will gather for a festive Passover meal, or seder, with traditional foods like matzo crackers, roast brisket and potato or apple puddings called kugels. For the eight days of celebration, observant

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lyssa 02.15
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I love cookies. I could give cookie monster a run for his money. That’s why I love Fiber Gourmet 100-Calorie Pack Thinables Cookies! Half the calories of other cookies, portion controlled packs, 15 grams of fiber, and they taste delicious! Two flavors- English Toffee and Cinnamon Swirl. Visit fibergourmet.com to

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lyssa 2.12
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Over the next few days, those of us watching our waistlines will be bombarded with temptation. Around every corner there will be one candy kiss after another. Some may even find themselves dreaming about truffles, peanuts swimming in gooey caramel, and others of us will count chocolate covered strawberries to

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lyssa email 02.03pg
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Don’t Gamble With Your Diet On SUPERBOWL Hot wings, chili and nachos, oh my! Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food-consumption day, following only Thanksgiving. Use these 8 SUPER tips to survive. Intercept high calorie dishes. Bring your own “diet friendly” versions that you can eat until the final touchdown.

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lyssa-01-11
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This is a super-simple recipe with very little cleanup. Now that’s the way I like it! Serves 5 Meatloaf Nonstick spray ¼ cup ketchup ¼ cup low-sugar apricot, strawberry or grape jelly 1 pound lean ground turkey or extra lean beef (such as Laura’s Lean Beef) ¼ cup chopped onion

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