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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.
If you happen to order something that you wish you hadn't, such as a fattening burrito, cut it in half and put one of the halves in the fridge for the next day. That way you won't be tempted to eat the whole thing and you'll probably fill up with the smaller portion anyway.
There isn't a magic pill, a magic eating plan, a magic workout, a magic anything....it is so simple - just eat less, move more...but it is the truly the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life...