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I bought a bunch of veggies I LIKE: cherry tomatoes, turnips, snap peas, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, etc. - Washed, dried, chopped into bit size pieces, and mixed together. I keep it in a ziplock bag in the fridge. Now THIS is my go to snack when I want to mindlessly munch. Most of these foods have the CRUNCH of snack food, and it is a sneaky way to get in veggies.
Eat from mostly the perimeter of the store. Pay attention the next time you are at the grocery store. Most of your healthy foods are around the edges of the store......produce, dairy, seafood, meats. All the heavy carbs are in the aisles. (Candy, cookies, chips, dressings, gravy's, pastas, crackers, etc.)
Sneak those pounds away - set your kitchen timer.....20 minutes, and hour....whatever time you have....and work like a whirlwind.....straightening, wiping, folding, vacuuming. The object is to not sit down and keep moving. When the timer goes off.....you have a cleaner place AND you did a mini work out. PLUS, setting the timer breaks both the chore and the exercise down to something that seems more manageable. Bonus!
Chew a piece of sugarless gum right after a meal....particularly if you WANT more food. 10 minutes later, your mouth thinks it ate the food, your stomach caught up with the food you DID eat so you are full, and your teeth get a brisk cleaning.
After you put your salad together - pour it in a larger container that has a lid. Then measure out your serving of dressing, add, cover with lid, and SHAKE. Your dressing will be spread much more evenly and thoroughly.
Did you know shrimp comes in a can? It is near the canned tuna and chicken. Small little shrimp, and is great in a salad. Ups your protein for a very small amount of calories. And doesn't take up valuable freezer or refrigerator space.
Eating a 1 cup of a healthy soup or a small salad 10 minutes before your main meal can cut the amount of food you actually eat. Serve the soup or salad as an appetizer and finish it BEFORE you dish out the main meal.