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When you need to make changes, don't try to do it all at once. I suggest doing it piecemeal fashioned....inch by inch, step by step - just like in the story, The Tortoise and the Hare. The tortoise was slow, but slow and steady won the race. The same holds true with your diet.
I have stared waiting. If I feel like I am going to go off the deep end and have something really bad for me I make myself wait at least 15 minutes. Usually the carving will go away. If it doesnt i drink some water and that get's me throught!
On mornings when I know I'm going to be rushed, the night before I will put EVERYTHING out. For example, if I want to have a fried egg on an english muffin with laughing cow cheese (a favorite breakfast of mine), I'll put out the small fry pan and in it I will put the PAM spray and a spatula. Then I will get a small plastic container and place one egg, one wedge of cheese, and my english muffin (after I slice it).
Jillian Michaels said on the Biggest Loser to vary your caloric intake: eat on the low end for two days, eat in the middle range for three days, eat on the high end (even going a little over) on two days. This keeps your body guessing. I did this all last week and lost 3.5 lbs!
This is true, i use this tip and it helps trmendously. My siblings always ask me how i stay away from sweets, and i just dont eat them! If you dont tease yourself with the slightest taste or thought, you won want more! Simple? It really is. And if someone is trying to get you to taste something you know in unhealthy and might be good and they say "well what if you like it?" THAT might just be the problem huh? So dont give in, it isnt worth it, really. But if it is to you, and its NATURAL, do it!
Of all of the tips I learned while losing weight, drinking my water at room temp was the most life-changing for me! I had been sipping my cold water all day until I discovered (learned from a seasoned dieter) that if I drink my water at room temp I could gulp it down in seconds. 2 litres of water has been a minimum of water intake for me since then...for the last 2 years...and it is EASY.
I have found that atleast two Fast Food Restaurants have healthy snacks. McDonald's has Apples for $1 and Wendy's has Mandarin Oranges for $.99! When you are out and need a snack I think these are good options!
Use a measuring cup and water to determine the capacity of each of your bowls so you can portion fruits, rice, etc. without using a measuring cup each time. It they are all very large, pay attention to the fill level for 1/2 c. and 1 c. for future reference.