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If I am craving something sugary I go and brush my pearly whites. It seriously makes me not want anything but water and if I do end up caving in, whatever I was craving tastes minty and I no longer want it.
By adding in tomatoes to eggs, a V8 drink for a snack, and adding salads to lunch and dinner, I can manage to get my goal for veggies! (and they are soooo filling!)
Being from New Mexico, Frito Pies are huge staple in our diet. Being that Frito's are not that healthy, I substitute diced cucumber for the Frito's. This still allows for the crunch you get with Frito's (which also never goes soggy) without the sodium.
I love ice cream. Now, I slice and throw any bananas that may be brown, on the outside, in freezer bags and put in the freezer. When I want some "ice cream" I pull them out put some in a bowl, still frozen, and drizzle with sugar free chocolate syrup. Guilt free "Sundae"!!! Soooo yummy
When eating out at a sitdown restaurant I want to enjoy a good meal not bland grilled chicken. Most restaurants have huge portion sizes to begin with so me and my husband choose to split a meal and end up saving on calories and getting a great meal for half the price which is a great bonus!
I know it sounds strange, but I make my spagetti and use green beans instead of pasta. I get my vegetables and save tons of calories. My DH likes his pasta so I do his plate using half and half and he is perfectly happy. Give it a try... it is a great substitution.
I have the hardest time with portion control. Lean Cuisine meals to the rescue! If I'm still hungry I have hard boiled eggs, veggies or fruits as a snack! Result: Less daily calories, eating more often plus learning true portion size, and no more guesswork for dinner at the end of a long day!
You have learned new coping strategies, and found many foods you LIKE that are good for you. Instead of thinking, "I lose control at restaurants and give in to temptation," you should think, "I have many reliable tools to make sure I make healthy decisions, no matter where I am."
Stay to the outside aisles at the grocery store. The middle aisles are full fatty, high sodium, high processed foods. The outside aisles of the store are more natural and less processed.
My sister turned me on to Sei Mee Tea (www.groundgreentea.com). It's ground tea leaves that maintain more nutrients than tea in a bag. Helps speed up metabolism and I haven't been sick in 2 years! You can drink it cold or hot or sprinkle it over food (for instance oatmeal).