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I like to buy fresh peppers(I prefer red, yellow & orange ones), onions, mushrooms,squash & zuccini slice them into about 1/4-1/2 inch slices put 2 cups in a ziploc, bag & put that in the crisper, usally gives me 4 servings can grab &go (I prefer to stir fry them add them to sandwich,raw or omlette
I started using smaller plates, bowls and cups. A cup of cereal in a one cup bowl fills it to the top; if it's in a 2 cup bowl, it looks like a small portion and i feel like I want more. We eat with our eyes as well as our mouth.
Love to snack at night while winding down from the day?? Drink hot tea...there are so many flavors, focusing only on the flavor of the tea will fill you up (water), calm you down, and can please taste buds...just watch how much sugar or milk you may add...I think it's best plain!
The one most important thing for me to do in order to lose weight is not eat three hours before bed. When faithful with that, I gradually go down. No matter how I "diet", if I eat in the late evening, I don't lose much weight.
It takes sweat, hard work, and diet to lose weight and maintain it. It's a learning experience and a life change. If you don't change the habits that made you gain weight, then you'll gain it again.
Invest in a few small tupperware containers (I like 1 cup and 1/2 cup sizes) and portion out crackers, dried fruit, nuts, ect when you first get home from the store. Then it is easy to grab a snack on the way out the door! And if you eat them at home, it's easy to keep track of portions.
To Maintain Weight - Multiply your weight (in pounds) by 12
I have a problem with temptation, so I prepare myself daily that I will NOT eat bad food options (i.e. stop for a soda or something to eat from fast food). This way, I am prepared to drive right past and not stop!