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I cut up melons purchased at the grocery store right after getting them home. Each melon (honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon) goes in its own see thru container. This way I am motivated to eat more fruit before it goes "bad." Also makes it an ideal snack for the kids to help themselves to!
I like to cram in 2-3 servings of veggies with my noodles. I'll cut up carrots, mushrooms, onions, spinach, etc and toss them w/diff types of noodles, gr. chicken and sauce. Look for recipes like Korean Jap Chae, or Lo Mein. Tons of veggies which makes the portion look HUGE, and really filling.
For my daily salad at work, I put 1/2 the serving amount of my dressing in a baggie with my cut up tomatoes. The juice from the tomatoes adds to the dressing as well as seasoning the tomatoes. I then pour it all on top of the salad and shake it. Covers the salad and saves calories!
I like to eat light two days a week (my lower calorie limit) and moderately 3 days a week (in the middle of calorie limit) and splurge 2 days a week (top of my limit both days, and even 100 to 200 calories over my limit one of the two days).
SOMETIMES I'M FAMISHED IN THE EVENING, SOMETIMES NOT HUNGRY AT ALL. THIS WEEK I REALIZED THAT WHEN I HAVE A FIBER DRINK POWDER AFTER A MEAL I DON'T GRAZE AND STICK TO MY PLAN
3 ricecakes (kalo) make aprox 1 slice of bread. You feel full and keep enjoying having a sandwich. A couple of ricecakes are enough for me. I eat 1 slice of bread and I want them all!!!!
A nutritionist told me that when our heads crave simple carbohydrates (sweets), it is actually the BODY craving complex carbs. We just misinterpret the signal. Eat a fruit or vegetable and the craving will likely go away. You'll feel better and avoid the muffin top at the waist of your jeans!
I know some people that have to have soda when they go out. At most restaurants, they will usually just offer Diet Coke or Pepsi. Mix 3 ounces of your favorite dark soda (mine is Dr. Pepper) with your diet soda. You'll get the taste of Dr. Pepper, but a fraction of the calories.
I bought some strawberries a few days ago and as soon as we got home, my daughter washed them and put them in a bowl. If the fruit and vegies are all prepared, it is just as easy to grab them instead of candy or other sweets.
I usually buy the same lunch food items for the 5 days I work. I divide the fruit and veggies into the 5 different containers for each day. Then in the mornings I just grab one of each of the containers plus my cheese's and my protien for lunch (usually a salmon patty) and I'm all set for the day...