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Household Items That May Help You Diet

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I know, diet is a horrible word. I try to eat well for my health but I have to admit that nothing tastes quite as good as sliding into clothes that used to be too tight. I don’t really diet but I do talk myself out of eating things that could add extra fatigue, a bloated feeling and additional poundage to my body.

By recording what I eat in a daily food journal, I was able to tell the weakest moments of my day and the “bad” foods that I was most likely to turn to. This was helpful information that I used to my advantage.

Mostly, I didn’t keep my “go-to” foods available and made sure to eat healthy snacks regularly to avoid getting hungry. But I also found that I had household items around that helped me accomplish this goal.

1. Crest White Strips
I couldn’t eat chips and salsa while I was whitening my teeth and when I was finished I didn’t want to. Also, in a few days, my teeth did seem to be whiter. It’s a win-win.

2. Toothpaste
If I felt the urge to sneak one of my kid’s candy bars, I would quickly brush and floss my teeth. By the time that I was finished, they felt minty and good. I would top that off with a big glass of water and my munching urge would pass.

3. Lipstick
I found that I was less likely to snack on cheesy chips if I had my favorite lipstick carefully applied. I use a moisturizing formula so it also kept my lips healthy in the hot summer or dry winter. Most of the time I applied the lipstick after using the toothpaste or whitening strip tricks so they worked together to curb my urge for junk food.

It’s a little goofy but it works for me and I wanted to share my tips. Don’t forget to feed your body good food. If you go too long without eating, you will regret it. Eat well and live happy.

Edited by Malu Banuelos

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