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Instead of reacting to what happened, take charge beforehand. People make mistakes or slip up; it's not the end of the world if you eat cupcakes or don't exercise for a day. Simply blaming fate or giving up is cheating yourself. Plan, do, be, and keep going.
When I get home from the store, as I'm putting my groceries away, I cut up fruit and vegetables into portions and put them in bags so when I'm hungry, all I have to do is open the drawer and grab a bag, rather than grazing my pantry for something I really shouldn't have.
I make certain that I drink my water. Every afternoon before making dinner I have a "hungry time". So I make a point of having a snack and a tall glass of water. This tides me over and keeps me from snacking while I'm cooking. I like to add a slice of cucumber, mint, or lemon to my water.
The little freeze top containers are extremely nice....just fix your vegey's and pop the top from the freezer and your vegey's are crisp and fresh when you decide to eat them later in the day. I got mine at CVS Pharmacy...I had a gift card.
After eating my healthy meals i usually will get hungry and want a sweet or salty snack . so i learned that chewing a piece of Trident peppermint gum (its better for your teeth ) the peppermint really kills all my cravings !
One thing I really like that fixes my chocolate cravings is Yoplait Whipped Chocolate Mousse. It has 140 calories and is premeasured so I'm not tempted to cheat. When the weather is hot, I freeze it to use as ice cream. The whipped freezes better than regular yogurt.
I'm trying to eat more superfoods. Sweet Potato, Blueberry, almonds, garlic, and avacado are easy to add into the diet and they taste wonderful. I have been making microwaved baked potato chips with the sweet potato. They are great with curried yog. dressing.
My wife and I started by not ordering soda when going out to eat (saved money). Then simply didn't buy any soda next time at the store. Now we are both off soda. Iced tea has made a great, low cost substitute.