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Whatever type of sandwich you have, cut it up into 4 peices & do not eat anything else with it, except water.
I have a hard time with not eating chips or treats at night. I find if I brush my teeth right after dinner, that curbs me from eating again before bed. Going to bed early works well too, if I am feeling weak and having strong cravings.
Whenever chicken breasts are on sale at my local grocery store, I buy a bunch of them. It doesn't take long to grill them all at once, steam some broccoli or other veggies, and make some brown rice in the rice cooker. I divide them up into Tupperware and voila -- pre-made healthy frozen lunches!
Even though Salsa is a low-calorie food. We still must watch our portions. It has surpassed ketchup in the most popular condiment. There is no food that you can eat in unlimited amounts without adding more calories than is needed to lose and maintain a healthy weight!
I had guests for lunch and I made tuna sandwiches, but used Romaine lettuce instead of bread. Neither of my guests had done this before and really enjoyed it. I used cookie cutters to cut the lettuce and it looked very festive too.
Use one mini whole-wheat pita instead of the usual two slices of white or refined wheat bread for your sandwich. Saves 70
To make sure I was only eating one portion of food, I began serving plates of food rather than putting containers on the table. That way, seconds became an effort to get. It's helped others in my family too!
My newest quick fix for those stubborn chocolate cravings is dark cocoa dusted almonds - YUMMMMMY!
When the sweet tooth hits - instead of cookies or chocolate bars, reach for a handful of chocolate flavored cereal, like Coco Puffs ... a lot less calories, and even some added vitamins and minerals, without the fat or guilt. Hits my chocolate caption every time.
It's a bit of an inconvenience but after grocery shopping, I get out my Ziploc bags and break everything down into accurate portion sizes. It makes it easier later on when I'm in a rush to just grab a baggie & know that I'm less likely to cheat or be inaccurate when accounting for my food intake.