By Ashley Mateo, SELF magazine
Want to look like a star? Have what they're having! Every Tuesday, we'll tell you what healthy breakfast helps our favorite stars kick off their day. This week, we talked to American Idol alum Mandisa!
The singer, who released her album What If We Were Real on April 5th, lost a whopping 106 pounds after her stint on the reality competition. To get in shape, Mandisa hired a personal trainer and learned how to cook so she could shed weight in a healthy way. The most challenging diet test for the star comes when she's touring to promote her music.
She says, "It can be difficult eating healthy on the road, but this is my typical room service order: an omelette using one egg and two egg whites, with spinach, mushrooms and easy Swiss cheese, cooked with cooking spray instead of oil, plus whole grain bread."
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1. Charge it
Drowning in receipts? Put an end to the paper chase by using one credit card for donations, deductible expenses and everything else tax-related. Next January, you can download a year's worth of records in one click, says Alexa von Tobel, founder of personal finance site LearnVest.com. (Don't do this if you have an unpaid balance.)
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2. Feel the Merge
Got multiple savings or brokerage accounts? Combine as many as possible, Von Tobel suggests. Fewer accounts to report on equals faster filing time.
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3. Go Pro
We're all for conserving cash by doing your own taxes, but an accountant does more than math. Tell her what's on tap-new house? new baby?-and she can help maximize the tax benefits. Jeff Schnepper, author of How to Pay Zero Taxes 2011, advises a visit at least once every three years. Make a date pronto to plan for the rest of this year.
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We've noticed that the candy jar has replaced the watercooler as the workplace hot spot: By midafternoon, the bowl sitting on the SELF research desk gets more traffic than Google. (We're not alone: Fifty-two percent of you say you share a candy stash with coworkers, and 23 percent dig into it at least once a day, a Self.com poll reports.)
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A little treat now and then is no big deal-in fact, it can help keep you from feeling deprived-but the easy availability of fattening freebies often crowds out more nutritious snacks and causes weight gain. "Some people can pass it up, but others get in the habit of eating candy regularly without realizing it," says Pat Vasconcellos, R.D., a spokeswoman in Boston for the American Dietetic Association. Here's how five different goody-grazing personalities can indulge without overdoing it.
1. The Socializer
Is this you? You check in with the bowl regularly, catching up on
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