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On days when you are having trouble keeping up with drinking water, eat a strong mint (or brush your teeth!) Water always tastes better when minty fresh breath.
You can eat anything you want and as much as you want if you change what you want! I attribute my success to focusing on transformative change, not dieting. It is all about taking great care of yourself, aligning your head and your heart, and believing you can change.
I eat a piece of fruit as part of each meal to curb my sweet tooth. Very helpful. Cut it up and put it on your plate as part of the meal.
No matter how you slice it or dice it...pound for pound, the BEST food around -- is all natural, no-nonsense, "Garden of Eden" whole foods. Produce, not processed. I say, "Food is from heaven, diets are from hell." Add at least ONE nature-made food to each meal, then more as you go.
This is a useful tip for when you are eating out. Restaurants generally set up ingredient portions (nuts, berries, cheese) ahead of time for salads. Ask them to bring you your salad with add-ons in their pre-measured cups. That way you can control these portions on your salad!
I am full and satisfied after eating 4-6 oz of greek yogurt. It is a great source of protein and is a thicker (like pudding) satisfying snack. I have to be careful not to eat too much a day because I really like it!
Use Rice Wine Vinegar! It is in foreign food section of your grocery store..someone told me about it and it is so clean and tastes great! YOu also don't need to use too much a little goes a long way!!
My best bet for getting in at least 10 cups per day is "chug counting". Measure out 1 c. and count how many big, consecutive swallows it takes to drink it (for me, it's 12). I get water from the tap and know that when I count to my magic number of chugs, 8 oz. is down for the day!
This is a lifestyle change. I have to eat what I like. I hate salad, raw veggies, oatmeal, your typical diet foods. So I don't eat them! My diet is full of delicious food that I LOVE! I know I can eat like this for the rest of my life. It is not a temporary change.
When you make a meal (any of them, even snacks) get a glass or bottle of water. Between EVERY bite of food, drink 1 or 2 sips of youre water.