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Recently saw on Dr. Oz that he recommends frozen peanut butter as a healthier alternative to ice cream.
I have also heard that mashing/blending frozen bananas is also a good "base" for making flavored ice cream without the fat.
Instead of using salad dressing, dress your salad with freshly squeezed lemon juice. It's delicious!
Eat when you're hungry then just eat till you're NOT hungry; (NOT till you're full). Remember the saying: Eat to live, don't live to eat! Sooner than later....this will be you....
At most stores such as Target, Walmart, etc...they usually offer plastic wear in sets for pretty cheap, $1 or so...usually around the summer time. I purchase the small ones at are equivalent to 1 cup, I use these for cereal, snacks, even my main course at a meal, u get the right amount every time!
You can buy plates that have faint lines showing you how much of each food category you need per meal. Great to start with, when you are used to eating your protein as the largest portion.
Alot of people don't this really works.
Eating slowly gives my stomach time to signal my brain that I am full. I don't eat nearly as much.
I really don't like the taste of artificial sweeteners, so I checked out the nutritional info on Berry Sugar (a very fine white granulated sugar). Only 15 calories per tsp! Because it's so fine, even 1/2 a tsp goes really far. I had some on my strawberries this morning!
I like snacking! I've found that when I wait too long and I'm hungry-there goes the cal.on just SNACKS! So, one day I had 3 button mushrooms after getting home from the grocery store and they FILLED ME UP! I got hungry later in the day & ate the mushrooms and a little snack-crackers-but LESS of it!
If you're like me a good latte is one of those things that you look forward to. Switch your hot latte for an iced to shave 20-60 calories off your indulgence. It's also a sweeter treat for the summer months! Nothing better than an iced coffee with friends in the bright sunshine!