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I have learned that being too strict and banning all bad foods from my diet is a recipe for failure. When I allow myself a splurge day once every 7 to 10 days I stick to being very healthy much better the rest of the time. I enjoy my big treat without guilt and go back to eating healthy!
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For 1 egg in recipes like cakes, brownies, breads, etc
1 mashed banana
1/4 cup applesauce
2 tbsp. wheat flour, 1/2 tbsp. light butter, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, and 2 tsp. water
Grind 3 teaspoons flax seeds, whisk into boiling water. Let stand 5 mins before adding to mix...
If you are like me, there are a bunch of veggies out there that I have yet to try and am afraid to because of waste and cost. So do what I do and mix them with other veggies you love, like parsnips with carrots, broccoli with cauliflower, etc.
Yeah, it doesn't sound that appealing. But really, if you ever want to figure out something quick, cheap, and healthy to cook, look to the peasants of the world. Whether it's a hearty french vegetable stew, or a lentil curry from the far east, or even just some rice with stir-fried vegetables...
Someone once told me a way to remember my intake for what i ate that day when i could not write it down so i could log it later. I began taking a picture of everything i ate then looked later to make sure i wrote it all down, polus by taking a picture it is really easy to see your portions
Instead of putting sour cream on a baked potato I put a dab of non fat plain yogurt. It may sound a bit weird, but I think you would be amazed how close in taste they are.
Track, track, track your calories and be honest with yourself! Your body will know what you've had even if you don't write it down.
I love ice cream so instead of feeling deprived I treat myself to a low fat healthy sundae, I buy low fat sugar free ice cream (80 calories per 4 oz) put 2 layers of ice cream, sliced strawberries and bananas, 1 tsp slivered almonds, 1 tsp low fat choc. syrup. Only 180 calories!! Yum!!
Got a craving? Figure out how many calories that food is and adjust your daily foods/calories to allow for it. It will satisfy the craving and you won't feel as if your being "denied" something that you really want. Careful planning and you can still have it!