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I have found those nifty little pint size boxes of cherry tomatoes available in the produce aisle to be the ideal 100 calorie snack-pack. No preservatives, filling, and good for you! Much better than a not-so-satifying 100 calorie pack of cookies, IMHO...
Incentives are an important aspect of reaching weightloss goals or any life goals in general. Pick something you love to do and set a time line and go for it. A mani / pedi for 5lbs weight loss, New workout gear for 10lbs , massage for 15lbs loss and so on. You Catch my drift.
Start the morning by eating a C Vitamin Fruit, eat greens two times a day (lunch and dinner), and 3 fruits during the day or evening and you will get a success.
Whenever I feel unmotivated or want to give into a craving, I go into my bedroom and get out a pair of jeans that once were tight on me and try them on to see how loose they've gotten. That gives me motivation to see how far I've come and to keep on going!
I was recently given a great big bag of my fave chocolate (Cadbury's Giant Buttons). Before Spark, I would have eaten the whole thing in one sitting and blown the day's calorie allowance on chocolate. Today, I weigh out 20-30g portions into tiny tupperware boxes and enjoy a guilt-free choc fix!
My mom gave me a great idea and it's been working. I put 8 straws in a glass and each time I have an 8oz glass of water I take a straw out, once the glass in empty I can have a half glass of my favorite drink, which is usually sweet tea.