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dont bum yourself out having lame lunches to save calories and money. make it a point to add new fruits to try, re-create a favorite take-out sandwich/soup, include a treat, vary your combos - anything so that you dont feel deprived!
I keep a loaf of sprouted grain bread, and some lunch meat & condiments in the refrigerator at work, this lets me make my lunch at work which is a lot better than "forgetting" or not taking the time to make lunch at home in the morning. And it saves a LOT of money!
Most restaurants have all their nutritional info posted on their web sites. before you go out to eat check the nutritional info first so you already know what you're going to order. Once you're there resist temptation by having the waiter remove the dessert menu from the table.
When I am out to eat and there is food left on my plate that I don't want to take home with me I pour salt alllll over it. It's too easy to move aside a napkin to keep nibbling, but I'm not going to eat it if there's too much salt!
At first, drinking 8 glasses of water might seem to be a daunting task. I've found that by adding a few drops of lime or lemon juice, I enjoy drinking my water! Also, if you use 32 oz water bottles, you drink two a day and you've met your 8 glasses!