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To get my much needed water in everyday I use my prettiest glass. Instead of putting water into something plastic, I choose to use a pretty glass, mine holds 16oz plus ice and has colorful dots on it. That glass makes me feel like my water is a special drink rather than something boring!
When I realize I have reached my full limit, but there is still yummy food on my plate (and I normally would keep eating until it was all gone) I reach for a condiment on the table (like salsa, pepper, be creative!) and cover the rest of my food with it so it forces me to not go back and munch!
Before, I used to work out like crazy and eat barely anything while I did not lose very much. Little did I know, I was eating way too late. Now, even on days when there is no time to exercise or eat that well, I make sure to eat earlier than 8pm. The earlier the better. Try it and you will lose!
You know after a BIG workout at the gym you get home and fell like you can eat a horse (to restore your body's energy.) Anway I always make myself a big salad for lunch, w/carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, onions, peppers, tomatos, protein and maybe cheese. I also have fruit after.