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When I slip up, it's because I've been gradually adding more carbs back into my diet, which lead to more (bad) carb cravings. I start feeling out of control. When I increase my protein again, suddenly it doesn't take nearly as much effort to stay on track.
I have to eat special vegetables for my blood and I really get tired of them. So, I dropped a couple of flowers of Cauliflowers in my fruit smoothies. You cannot even taste it. So I get more veggies with my fruit.
I have started using a saucer to use as my portion control apparatus. When I fill the saucer up that is it! I eat no more for at least 2 hours! ! I try to eat 6 small meals a day. This has helped with the shrinking of my stomach!
I noticed when journalling my food, that when I am making my daughter's after school snack I was eating extra calories. Now I have fruit before I pick her up or chew sugarless gum as I make her snack! It REALLY keeps me out of her food!
To avoid adding extra calories to your salad, ask for your salad dressing on the side and dip your FORK (without any salad on it) into the salad dressing THEN load your fork with salad. You still get the flavor of the salad dressing and you will barely dent the surface of your dressing.