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Now here’s a tip

• Recipe Substitutions: If you need 1/2 cup tartar sauce, mix 6 tablespoons of mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons of pickle relish.

• Getting bugged by bugs? Here are some plants that are said to repel mosquitos: Citronella grass (although, this one is tropical and very large), catnip, rosemary, marigolds, horsemint and “mosquito plants.”

• If you go to a lot of cookouts in the summer, try this tip to avoid overeating: Keep a drink in your dominant hand. You’ll be less likely to graze on high-fat chips and other snack foods. Need a little something? Hope for a veggie platter. But whether it’s veggies or chips, grab a couple and then WALK AWAY from the table before you can hit the dip.

• “For fun pancake shapes, use a turkey baster. Fill it with pancake batter, then spell or draw on a heated and oiled pan. Just make sure your letters are backward to start with; they look better when flipped!” – E.L. in Washington

• “This is my husband’s diet tip. At first I thought it was hilarious, but I can’t argue with the results: He’s lost almost 35 pounds. Before he sits down to a meal, he tightens his belt a notch. He can still breathe and everything, but it makes it uncomfortable to overeat. He eats more slowly, too.” – J.J. in Florida

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