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When my girls was growing up at home, we had a rule. We would all talk about the down side of our day for 15 minutes to each others. Then we would find the positive side of things. It makes for a brighter day! And a happier family.
When you're stuck in an office and just need something sweet, grab a sucker. They're not super low in calories, but they take a long time to eat and keep your mouth busy. As a former smoker, I have a serious oral fixation and this works great to get me though my afternoon slump. Plus no mess!
Eat a piece of fruit 20 minutes before each meal
Weight Watchers White Chocolate Cheesecake Yogurt and Pink Lady Apple Slices
I LOVE to eat a prepared salad with at least 3 or more veggies! Restaurants serve them, BUT WATCH OUT for the dressings!The dressings offered are usually HIGH IN FAT! It makes NO SENSE to eat a healthy salad with an UNHEALTHY DRESSING! [I DON"T LIKE Italian dressing or vinegar-types or lemon].
I was brought up to always clean my plate. Throwing food away was completely unacceptable. I have even found myself eating the leftover food off my kids' plates to not waste. NO MORE! I now live by the motto that it's okay to throw things away if I am full or if I don't like something.
While grilling meat, toss some veges into a grilling pan (mine looks like a wok with holes in it) and cook side by side. Saves time, doesn't heat up the kitchen and adds a nice toasty flavor to your veges.
I am not a breakfast person, but am starving by lunchtime. So I wake up and drink my 2 cups of coffee.To keep my appetite under control until lunch, I make a GNC whey protein shake. It has 100 calories and obviously a good amount of protein (that I would otherwise miss).
I mix 16 grams of protein powder in my instant oatmeal and cold cereal for added protein.