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When I put any food in my mouth I imagine how it affects my body. If I get a negative image in my mind I won't eat it. For example, I get the best images from eating kale and spinach, as I imagine them clearing "gunk" out of my body as they pass through. I imagine ice cream (my weakness) making my blood sweeter and elevating my glucose levels, so that helps me avoid it. It works for me!!!!
I add diced zucchini in enchiladas, salads and really most any recipe that calls for veggies. I dice them up and a heat them with pam in a skillet then add the remaining ingredients for that dish, they add fiber and bulk to my low calorie meals, without changing the taste. Just a neat trick to get more veggies in each day.
When you want to eat that treat and you know if you do you will regret it later: Log it in your food tracker, look through the calories and nutrition of your treat. Imagine how your treat tastes and feels in your mouth. Don't remove it from your log. Keep it there and go do something else. When you track your next meal or snack you will see it there and remember you never ate it. Either delete your treat or eat it then. Chances are the craving is gone and you can delete those empty calories!
I fill a 20 oz Tervis tumbler with ice and water and when it's empty I record 2 servings of water, then fill it again. I never let it sit empty and must drink at least 6 of my 8 glasses by 5-6 PM everyday to keep me on track.
You know when you really want something sweet, and you really can't stop it, even when you've been doing so well?!
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