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Having a lemon in water will boost you weight loss and can taste better then plain water. Especially when drinking two cups upon waking. This boosts your metabolism and leaves your face looking thinner throughout the day.
Eight cups of water was really hard for me until I purchase a 32 oz. water bottle. I just drink two of those a day and I'm good! Also the bottle doesn't have a screw top, its easy to get into and leak proof so far. Need to carry it with you everyday for this to work.
Whenever I eat something unplanned at work, I immediately send my personal email account a quick note describing what I ate. It could be as small as two chocolate Easter eggs, or as big as a slice of cake (odd that it's never vegetables!). When I get home, I enter it into my nutrition tracker.
When eating by self: set fool for meal aside so you won't overeat. Have a few bites, then do something else (email, chore, etc). Come back and have a few more bites, but take a drink of water first. Repeat until food is gone or until you don't want more.
Use a small plate for every meal. I use the salad plate instead of the dinner size plate. I find I am satisfied after this smaller meal and don't feel deprived at all. It's really shown me that we don't need as much food as we think we do!