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I love peanut butter and I have tried living without it, but it was hard. I had been finding other alternatives for the food I love, but I was having a hard time finding a pb swap until I discovered Better Than Peanut Butter. Its fantastic and tastes EXACTLY like peanut butter. 2 TBSP = 100 cals!
I was raised to believe 3 big meals a day was the way to go but now I realize how wrong that was. I now eat 5 to 6 times a day. Small portions of healthy food. I have never been hungry and now feel satisfied rather than full. We must as they say; eat to live not live to eat! This worked for me.
When I get home from the store, as I'm putting my groceries away, I cut up fruit and vegetables into portions and put them in bags so when I'm hungry, all I have to do is open the drawer and grab a bag, rather than grazing my pantry for something I really shouldn't have.
I make certain that I drink my water. Every afternoon before making dinner I have a "hungry time". So I make a point of having a snack and a tall glass of water. This tides me over and keeps me from snacking while I'm cooking. I like to add a slice of cucumber, mint, or lemon to my water.
The little freeze top containers are extremely nice....just fix your vegey's and pop the top from the freezer and your vegey's are crisp and fresh when you decide to eat them later in the day. I got mine at CVS Pharmacy...I had a gift card.