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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Turkey, stockings, that jolly guy in the red suit- these things are suppose to be stuffed during the holidays. You? Not so much. It may seem impossible to make it to the New Year without gobbling up every last delectable goodie. Here’s some tips to enjoy your favorite treats these

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It’s clear there’s a huge benefit to outsmarting holiday calorie bombs, but no one wants to pull carrot sticks out her fancy bag at a holiday party! Here’s some ways to take in the holiday cheer without letting out your pants this season. TREAT ALL EVENING EVENTS AS DINNER. Don’t

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A taste here, a sample there…if you are not careful, you could easily consume hundreds of calories before the first guest arrives. To keep a lid on pre-party picking: Eat before you cook. Don’t even think about setting foot in the kitchen to whip up your famous Christmas cookies on

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