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If you love grapes but like me, tend to eat too many of them,
put a portion of them in a plastic bag and throw them in the freezer. They are the most delicious little parfaits when they are frozen, they take longer to eat and they are SO refreshing after working out!!
I love grilled meats and fish and own a George Foreman grill, but I hate the clean-up involved after grilling or sauteing meats. While searching for something else, I came across the Rocket Grill. It is like a toaster, and you insert your fresh or frozen food into a parchment bag and put it into ...
Instead of an oil-based dressing on bean salad, try a couple of spoonfuls of your favorite salsa. Lots of flavor without the added fat!
When I want to snack, especially at night, I find that eating fruit takes away my sweet cravings. I especially like eating oranges because they are not only tasty, but they take some time to peel and divide, so it actually takes a while for me to eat my snack.
Confused by what "ONE SERVING" looks like? It varies so much from food to food. Here's a pretty comprehensive guide.
When food shopping stick to the outside aisles. Most forrd stores are arranged with fresh produce, meat, dairy, and breads arranged along the outer edges of the store. The inner aisle are pre packaged, convience foods. If you stay on the outside, you won't be temped by "bad" food choices
You don't have to follow the Slim Fast plan to eat the bars or drink the shakes. They're great for breakfast and snacks! Especially if you need something quick on the go or are having a chocolate meltdown.
Sneaky ways to get in protein and stay fuller longer!
Yogurt is easier to digest than regular milk, so if you're lactose intolerant but you want some calcium and protein, give it a try! Also, if you like milk but hate the tummy aches (and hate soy milk), try lactose-free milk. It's sweeter, tastes similar. I actually like it better (and no tummy aches)
If I cut out desserts completely from my diet, I know I would not stick to one for very long. If you make sure to find ways to include your favorite foods, you will be sure to stay on track!