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Every so often double check info on packages. I manually entered nutritional values for an item and about 2 month later the company must have changed the recipe to cut cost and it changed the nutritional values to lower values.
I've found that even though buying the pre-portioned ice cream servings from Weight Watchers, Skinny Cow, etc. is much more economical. One box of 6 bars for $5 may cost more than the $3 I'd pay for 12 servings in a half-gallon of ice cream, but those bars last 6+ days; reg ice cream lasts 2-4 days.
Eating every four hours keeps me from getting so hungry I eat everything in sight.
When you feel full but have food left on your plate-SEND IT AWAY!
Put it in the fridge for leftovers, scrape it into the trashcan, have the waiter take it, just don't let it sit there in front of you.
I now see the value when dining out to request the meal be portioned with half being boxed immediately and the other half being delivered to the table.
I keep the individual natural apple sauce cups in the refrigerator at work. They are 50 calories and satisfy a sweet craving. Also the individual sugar free jello cups which are only 10 calories. They save my life (and my calories!)
Inspired by a favourite of mine, Japanese bento lunches, if you pack your lunch in appropriate serving size containers, your lunches will be kept in the right size range and you wont overeat.
Best Foods Canola mayo is Cholesterol Free and only 45 kcal per Tbsp. I was a Bestfoods junkie my whole life and wouldn't think of using anything else on my artichokes, asparagus or broccoli. It might be a Calif thing. This is JUST as good and a big kcal savings!
When I am craving something sweet I eat a non fat yogurt and dip pretzels in it. It takes longer to eat by dipping the pretzels and you get something sweet.
By entering my food intake in the Nutrition Tracker, I objectify my eating habits and am able to see where I am picking up excess sodium, fat, and calories. The suggestions in the captions help me plan small changes which add up to success!