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For years I chose to eat a reasonable breakfast, light lunch and made my evening meal the main meal of my day. By switching the pattern to heavier meals early in the day and light in the evening (no starches generally) I lost weight. After a few weeks this pattern curbed evening snacking too.
I find that by helping others and sharing in their successes, it helps me too. I encourage people by being positive. As the saying goes "misery loves company", but I'm a firm believer that it works the other way around, tenfold!
When I am feeling hungry between meals I will drink a glass of water and eat a rice cake. Usually that will satisfy the hunger. If I am wanting something sweet I will have the caramel or chocolate flavor and if I want a salty or cheesy taste I have the white cheddar flavor. This combo works for me.
I have lots of cravings for things I should not eat because when I do, I have a hard time stopping. For instance, tortilla chips and melted cheese--my biggest craving! When I get this craving, and before I melt that cheese, I have learned to STOP...and decide if this is REALLY how I want to use my
I have a credit card that gives points for dollars spent. You redeem your points for gift cards. I pay the entire bill every month (no interest for me!) At Christmas, or other gift giving holidays I use my points towards gift cards. Free presents!
I find that if I stay with the plan, regardless of the results that I am always better off. Sometimes it doesn't look like I'm making progress at the time, but when I look back I can see that I have. Stay the course!