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Friday Five:  Tools to Help Your Weight Loss

One of the most common questions I get this time of year is, “What tools/products/gadgets/food do you recommend to help me lose weight?” And although for me the true key to healthy weight loss is planning – whether it be planning your own meals in advance, using meal plans, or just preparing lots of healthy options every Sunday for quick meals; there are also some things that I love and definitely help me. Here are some of my favorites, what are yours?

1. PB2 Powdered Low Calorie Peanut Butter

I am obsessed with this low calorie peanut butter from PB2. With only 45 calories and 1 PointsPlus ® per serving, it is the best peanut butter replacement. It works great as a powder in smoothies and recipes, or mixed with water for sandwiches, dips, and snacks.

2. Sprializer

A vegetable spiralizer is the ultimate kitchen tool for anyone looking to cut calories or carbs. You can make noodles out of virtually any veggies – zucchini, summer squash, and carrots are my favorite.

3. Polar Watch

This watch, especially the pink version, is all over Facebook and Instagram these days and for good reason. It tracks how many calories you burn and makes it more fun to work out – hit new goals, beat previous records, and see your hard work paying off.

4. Meal Measure Portion Control

Perfect for learning portion size. This tool is only $7.95 and in my opinion is the best way to control your portions and teach yourself proper portion sizes without lots of measuring. These Jokari Portion Control Weight Loss Tools are great as well.

5. Kelp Noodles

I love kelp noodles as a low carb/low calorie noodle replacement. They are also packed with minerals and healthy nutrients. The texture isn’t for everything but I use them all the time in salads, stir-frys, and soups. I just wouldn’t recommend them in traditional Italian pasta dishes.

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I’m Kristen and I couldn’t be happier you are here. You will find a variety of healthy and delicious recipes that will not only taste great, but help you fit in your favorite jeans.

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