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I'll admit it, I hate drinking straight up water. I like to try and keep some of those zero-calorie mixes that you add right to the water (there are a bunch of brands) in my bag so I can motivate myself to drink water throughout the day. Better to be hydrated with them than not get enough water! Over time, I've found that I can kind of phase them out.
I love that line from Bethany Frankel's Skinny Girl: You can't wrap up your leftovers and mail them to the starving people in Africa. Therefore, I will eat 1/2 of a treat (brownie, piece of cake) and throw the rest away.
MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE MAINTAINED OUR HEALTHY WEIGHTS FOR TWO YEARS NOW. WE EACH KEEP A FOOD DIARY AND WE WEIGH EVERY DAY. IF OUR WEIGHT STARTS TO CREEP UP, WE ADJUST FOOD AND/OR EXERCISE. YEP, WE DO EXERCISE THREE DAYS A WEEK AT A CLUB, WITH AEROBICS AND WEIGHTS. I HAVE FOUGHT THE WEIGHT THING SINCE MY TEENS, BUT FINALLY AT 66 I KNOW I HAVE TO STAY ON THE PROGRAM TO KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF.
iv been at my target weight for 1 year and 4 months. iv maintained by eating lots of food that speed up your metabolism such as strawberries and other berries, and lots of salads!! this allows me to eat anything without restriction for one or two days per week!! obviously at the weekend!! i love being slim but i love the freedom of eating anything i want at the weekend!! x
I live In a part of the country where It stays warm a little longer, when I have a sweet tooth I grab a sugar free popsicle they come In great flavors I keep them In the freezer@ all times. There about 10 calories cool & just enough of a treat.