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I have a "philosopy" if you will. Read labels. If you can't pronounce it or don't know what it is; DON'T buy it or eat it!
The Jack LaLanne juicer is awesome! It's a great way to get my daily servings of vegetables and fruits since I refuse to eat some raw veggies like carrots, for example. Today I had Mango surprise: carrot, mango and kiwi. Juiced fresh goodness! I have a slew of recipes but you can create your own.
When I make egg salad, tuna salad, etc I use plain yogurt in place of mayonnaise. Lower in calories and tasty. I prefer the yogurt more than I do the light mayonnise that has a sweet flavor to me.
A super fast, tasty, easy to clean and healthy breakfast. Ingredients: 1 egg (or substitute), fat-free milk, 1 slice low fat cheese, 2 thin slices of lunch meat, toasted english muffin. Add the egg and milk to a cup with the same bottom size as the muffins. Stir and microwave for 1 min.
I fill a 64 ounce water bottle with ice water and as it melts I drink it throughout the day. No guessing about getting the correct amount of water.
A deliciious & healthy alternative to mayonnaise or mustard on a sandwich is to spread on guacamole.
Plan and pack your lunch. Rather than eat out for lunch on work days, I try to pack my lunch the night before. This way I can choose something that I will be 'interested' in eating and enter it in the tracker as well.
Drink herbal tea when stressed out or upset. Chamomile tea will help calm you and is naturally sweet so just a touch of sweetner is needed. This is a calorie free way to get the hand to mouth comfort so many of us seek.
I take the pan I baked in and add about a cup of water to get all the flavor (deglazing). Then I put it in a freezer bag to use whenever I need to add flavoring to something I'm making, like gravy or soup. Much better for me than the store bought.
When hungry and in need of a snack, I go to the package, bag or box, measure out a single serving and put the rest away. I always used to think that would not satisfy me, but I have been pleasantly surprised to find it does. It also helps to curb my "grazing" or mindless nighttime eating.