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30 minute shows actually help me SLOW DOWN. Time meal to begin & end with show.
Eating alone & in silence = amplifies the aloneness.
I eat faster to be through and out of the silence. Emptiness, missing people cycle that sends me to Emotional Eating.
Pick up a block of Tempeh, a soy-based meat substitute. Cut it into small chunks and steam it for 5-8 minutes. You can chill it and add to "Chicken Salad" or any type of chicken casserole. No animal products, no cholesterol, low fat.
My favorite so far is the starbucks frappucinno "anyway you want it" special going now at "Happy Hour"--3pm-5pm--at least where I'm living it is. I had strawberry with lots of ice and coffee nut syrup-- all SUGARFREE!!!Delicious!!
Eating breakfast helps me to eat healther during the day. If I don't eat breakfast I want to snack on unhealthy foods, such as chips.
I, too find it hard to get in all my water. To help track it, I put 4 rubber bands around my 16 oz. bottle of water. Every time I finish a bottle, I refill it and take off one rubber band. When I have removed all the rubber bands, I've consumed all 8 cups of water I need each day.
If you know you're going to be eating out, download the nutritional info from the restaurant's website the day before. Then make 1-2 "safe" choices, or take the info with you. If you choose restaurants at the last minute, keep a file folder with the nutrition info pdf's in your car.
Get more green into your diet...
Mix variety into your diet/menu to keep from getting bored. I used to think "ok, time to eat nothing but chicken, salads, and broccoli". After a couple weeks, I'd be bored with it and "splurging" constantly. Now I search out new recipes on this site and others and its working - no boredom so far!
I've learned to take the time to ask myself regularly "is this worth it"? Is the thing I think I want to eat worth the bottom line to my success? Very often the answer is no. Sometimes it's yes... and that's ok. It's about making an informed, mindful decision.
I love planting my own garden for a number of reasons! 1) It's great exercise, 2) it helps me stay connected to nature, 3) it's hard not to eat all the great food that comes out of it! This year I've branched into fruits as well - I have strawberry plants in my hanging baskets! YUM!