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I try to get 1/2 my 64 oz. of water before noon. And if I fill a glass of water to brush my teeth, I drink it all -- I don't toss the unneeded water. I keep glasses in several rooms with water in them and when I see it, I drink it. It lessens hunger through the day & less to drink at night (bathroom stops).
I almost always start my day off with some sort of oatmeal variation because I love oatmeal. I usually sweeten it with a mashed banana, add egg whites for protein, and 1tbsp of natural peanut or almond butter to keep me full longer. Sometimes I will add some hemp hearts or chia seeds for other health benefits. I always look forward to breakfast because I absolutely love what I cook!
Every weekend, my husband and I discuss our dinner meals for the next week and check our schedules of how much time we have to prepare the meal. We always have a backup plan if our first plan doesn't work out. My husband is thrilled to be eating at home every night and I am seeing great results because we are. I have lost 11 pounds in a month. But, best of all I feel so alive and have much more energy.
I love my sweets! This has been my biggest challenge. I started searching through Spark Recipes and found low cal, low carb sweets such as Easy No Bake Strawberry Shortcake and now have a way to curb my sweet tooth without all the calories, carbs, and fat!! With a little research there are more great recipes for sweets that fit into any diet plan!!
1 med. sized banana(rypish/brown)
This is true, i use this tip and it helps trmendously. My siblings always ask me how i stay away from sweets, and i just dont eat them! If you dont tease yourself with the slightest taste or thought, you won want more! Simple? It really is. And if someone is trying to get you to taste something you know in unhealthy and might be good and they say "well what if you like it?" THAT might just be the problem huh? So dont give in, it isnt worth it, really. But if it is to you, and its NATURAL, do it!