I'm addicted to my sweat when I work out so hard that I can't open my eyes because the sweat gets in them. Its my favorite part of everyday.
I eat a piece of fruit as part of each meal to curb my sweet tooth. Very helpful. Cut it up and put it on your plate as part of the meal.
No matter how you slice it or dice it...pound for pound, the BEST food around -- is all natural, no-nonsense, "Garden of Eden" whole foods. Produce, not processed. I say, "Food is from heaven, diets are from hell." Add at least ONE nature-made food to each meal, then more as you go.
I treat myself occasionally to a piece of chocolate. However that piece of chocolate is a very thin 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" wafer of 70% cocoa dark chocolate. One piece of this stuff allowed to melt on your tongue will yield 1/2 hour of dark chocolate aftertaste. By then I'm no longer interested in more.
I eat right all the time now, that's my secret!
The easiest way for me to get into a healthy habit is by going slowly. So I add one healthy recipe to my diet at a time. Then once I have that recipe down I add another and eventually everything we're eating at home is healthy. I might try a healthy dessert to add one week or a healthy entree next..
If you don't move...your scale will not move either! I can eat the right foods, drink the water, but if I don't do my aerobic walking...the scale stubbornly sticks!! I chose walking as my exercise because I will actually DO it.
This is a useful tip for when you are eating out. Restaurants generally set up ingredient portions (nuts, berries, cheese) ahead of time for salads. Ask them to bring you your salad with add-ons in their pre-measured cups. That way you can control these portions on your salad!
I am full and satisfied after eating 4-6 oz of greek yogurt. It is a great source of protein and is a thicker (like pudding) satisfying snack. I have to be careful not to eat too much a day because I really like it!