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When I am craving chocolate, I slice a banana or a few strawberries and drizzle them with chocolate syrup. By the time I finish this delicious snack my craving is satisfied. Yes I have indulged in a few calories, but not the number I would have by succumbing to a chocolate bar!
Buy a decorative set of measuring tools that you can keep on a
hook in your kitchen/prep area, Keeping them in site will keep you using them! I found a great set w/a celestial theme, there are lots to choose from out there.
Supposedly if you drink a little orange juice WITH your oatmeal it increases the nutritional benefits of both foods. I don't know if I believe this, because I read that the study was funded by Quaker and the orange juice people, but it is worth a try anyway. I'm running a clinical trial of one.
Cutting calories doesn't mean we have to stop eating. We have to apply a few tricks. One trick is to either drink a glass of water right before dinner or have a bowl of soup as a starter. This makes you have a full feeling yet the amount of calories, if the right soup chosen, is significantly lower!
Don't make the mistake to eat lots of it because of the word light in it. Many times fat is replaced by carbohydrates meaning suger. E.g. normal peanutbutter is 95 kcal per single serving, light peanutbutter is still 84 kcal per single serving. And there are many more examples like this one!!
My husband told me not so long ago that sumo wrestlers have a secret... they skip breakfast every day to avoid jumpstarting their metabolism!!!! I don't want to look like a sumo wrestler, so from now on, I EAT BREAKFAST!!!
I make a batch of breakfast cookies, freeze in baggies and then I have a quick breakfast when I wouldn't have time to eat
If you can afford it, use olive oil to cook your foods. It is much healthier that lard, butter, or other cooking oils, and it really enhances the flavor of cooked vegatables. For best taste, use extra virgin olive oil. However, don't forget to add this to your calorie tracker.
Drink your water out of a wine glass. It makes a "chore" seem fun and a little naughty. Mix it up with sparkling water for a fizzy treat! I find anything goes down easier if it's in a wine glass!
I love breakfast bars but most recipes and store bought ones are loaded with fats. This week I discovered that just a bit of peanut butter with some total cranberry pomegranate cereal and a little bit of applesauce has the same taste. It's nutritious too!