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Numbers come hard to me, especially calories. I've learned to label my food groupings with the calories involved as well. For instance, instead of (milk and cereal), I now have "Milk and Cereal 195." I have a food group named "GLOP" which is now "GLOP 250." By listing the calories with the food group, it's easier for me to remember how much I'm eating without having to go into the collection itself. (I haven't tried this with my "favorites," but that's next.)
Eventually I will be walking miles and miles like I once did. Today, however, that idea sends chills down my back. I found a way to begin the journey today, though. When I set the microwave to warm something up, I march-walk and count my steps until the microwave is finished. Amazing how many steps I'm getting in. (I'm doing other things during that time too, such as raising arms, circling them, kicking -- you know the routine.
Earlier I said I was substituting Good & Plenty licorice candy for licorice twists, because G & P was eaten slower. By the end of a few days I was starving! Why? I wondered. Lots of fruits and vegetables and whole grains. The only thing I could think of were the G&P candy pieces. I have decided it's too much refined sugar. I'll probably completely stop the G&P and stick with licorice root tea for the flavor. Alas, my licorice cravings go away eventually.
I have chronic cravings. I have found substitutes for some of the cravings, but not all. Here are the substitutes for two of the toughest: LICORICE (licorice root tea with no calories and Good and Plenty licorice with still has sugar but takes longer to eat. SALTY SNACKS: celery, red pepper sticks, green beans, etc., dipped in ranch dressing, preferably made with no fat sour cream, or with buttermilk, or with low fat sour cream. These two work. Still working on CHOCOLATE, though.
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