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    No portion of food should be larger than your fist - or you could use a Portion Plate to take away the guesswork.

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    Pile on the good foods like fruits and vegetables. Eventually you'll dislike and replace the bad.

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    Use a juicer to improve your overall health including your skin tone. Throw in lots of vegetables and fruits. There are plenty of recipes online.

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    Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper bag. Much healthier and cheaper than the packet stuff.

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    Fill out a food Filofax to help identify when you need to make changes in your diet and how much/little exercise you do.

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    Have a supermarket home delivery so that you're not tempted by fatty foods, cakes and cookies.

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    Repeat after me: "I am not a human trash can". Don't eat your children's leftovers!

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    Use a cooking oil spray (such as Crisco's olive oil version) to reduce the amount of fat you use when cooking.

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    Limit your meals to a fist-sized amount of food each time.

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    Drink a lot of ice/cold water daily. It will help you trim extra calories each day because your body will expend energy warming the water.

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    High-water foods are low in calories, making you feel full with fewer calories.

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    "Don't leave your food to chance. Plan it!" This is the best way to ensure you're sticking to your diet no matter where you are at.

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    If you have problems with extreme cravings, see a therapist. Learn new coping strategies.

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    Mentally block off grocery store aisles. Instead, focus on open areas like the produce and dairy sections.

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    Become a vegetarian. Reap the health benefits, financial savings, and become more ingredient-conscious.

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    Put down your spoon or fork between bites. This slows you down, and gives your stomach time to process the new level of hunger.

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    Plan meals in advance. Don't just live meal-to-meal, preparing whatever looks appealing. Budgeting your time, money, and calories will pay off.

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    Foods that contain more fiber are better than white bread, as fiber helps in burning calories and in digesting food.

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    Aim for a balanced diet of protein, complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables.

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    Stock up on spices. One of the keys to cooking low-fat and not getting bored is to spice your food well.

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    Instead of beef burgers try turkey, buffalo or veggie burgers and stick with reduced fat or skim cheese. Pile on the healthy condiments!

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    Veggies: Bigger pieces take longer to chew, forcing you to slow your eating, giving your body time to feel full before you have overeaten.

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    Look into high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for quick weight loss with short training sessions.

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    Make a habit of reading the nutrition labels on the back of foods and drinks to really get a good picture of what you're consuming each day.

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    Instead of weighing yourself, measure key parts of your body to monitor whether you are toning up and/or burning fat where you want to.

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    DON'T SKIP BREAKFAST. Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, causing you to burn more energy. It doesn't have to be much, a fruit or bar will do

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    Do read about blood type based dieting.

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    Cut the carbs after 2pm. Eat only complex carbs (whole wheat, whole grain, brown rice, quinoa, sweet potato) also, replace bread with wasa crackers

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    Go Paleo!

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    When craving sweets, eat a square of a chocolate bar then wait fifteen minutes. Your craving will be fulfilled.

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    Drink approx 8 glasses of water a day starting off with 2 glasses of water as soon as you get up.

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    When you feel like taking a nap, try the gym instead.

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    Water water water! Studies have shown drinking water (about a gallon a day) is the common practice of people who not only lose weight but keep it off.

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    1 lb of fat = 3,500 calories. Eat 2k cal/ day (veg, fruit, protein) + burn off (exercise) 1k cal/ day to safely lose 2lbs/week. Drink 1 gal water/ day

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    Wake up and have a smoothie or shake immediately while stretching- then work out. Make this the first thing you do every morning 6 days a week.

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    Use a calorie/exercise counter to track your cal per day. Myfitness pal/ similar apps even have a scanner to add cal from UPC codes on food packaging.

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    Exercise adds O2 to your blood and gives you energy! When you exercise you actually will have more energy than when you don't.

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    Too busy to work out? O2 rich blood from exercise will help your brain work faster and in turn, finish tasks faster. Exercise pays for itself!

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    Skip the fast food and put $5 into a jar everytime. At the end of the month buy something special for yourself for doing a great job!

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    pay attention to how you feel after eating. avoid foods that make you feel icky. healthy foods will make you feel good.

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    be careful when taking weight loss advice. most of it is b*llsh*t. take the time to separate fact from fiction.