VIRGOGURL4's Secrets of Success | SparkPeople
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Secrets of Success

< Secrets of Success Main Page
My SparkPage

Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.

12

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

High Carbs & High Protein Combo for Breakfast

Whenever I eat a breakfast with high carbs (20g+) AND high protein (15g+), it's much easier for me to stay in calorie range. I know that the idea of high carbs so early in the day can sound scary, but as a member of SP for almost four years, I can assure you that this combined with protein will shut hunger pangs DOWN.

- Submitted by VIRGOGURL4 5/7/2013 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
Leave a Comment

7

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

END Chocolate Cravings With This Low-Calorie Fix

For intense chocolate urges, buy UNSWEETENED hot cocoa. Store brands such as Nestle or Swiss Miss = too weak/processed. Splurge for a high-quality brand: Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa is a lifesaver.

Add a dairy/non-dairy component and sweetener. Anything from Coffee-Mate to skim milk to milk powder to creamers. Just keep the total calories 200 and under. This completely erased my chocolate and food cravings all day.

- Submitted by VIRGOGURL4 3/4/2012 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
Leave a Comment

35

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Use 100-Calorie Ziplock Snack Bags for a Quick Snack!

I prefer the 100-Calorie Ziplock Snack Bags because they promote portion control. I love to fill the bags with cereal! I buy Kashi GOLEAN (14.1 oz) and Peanut Butter Captain Crunch (15 oz). AS SOON as I get home, I mix the dry cereals together, and portion them in the 100-Calorie Ziplock Bags. It usually fills 16 bags, lasting me 2-3 weeks. With just 175 calories per bag, I can add one serving of fruit for a great snack on the go!

- Submitted by VIRGOGURL4 11/24/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
Leave a Comment

34

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

The Quaker Instant Oatmeal Flavor Variety Pack Controls Hunger!

I started buying the Quaker Instant Oatmeal Flavor Variety Pack months ago, and I'm still amazed at how much it fills me up! I usually prepare two packets at a time with water and a tsp of vanilla extract. It comes in three flavors: Apple & Cinnamon, Maple & Brown Sugar and Cinnamon & Spice. With 170 calories at the most, 1 packet will make a great snack between meals, but two packets (340 calories max) with a piece of fruit is a great meal that will fend off hunger for at least three hours!

- Submitted by VIRGOGURL4 11/12/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
Leave a Comment

23

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Tea Time...All the Time! (or Just Sometimes if You Want)

When I get the urge to emotionally eat, I make a big mug of tea with 2 packets of Splenda. 5 REASONS WHY IT WORKS! 1) It warms you up, which is great for the cooler weather; 2) It's an easy way to up your water intake if you get bored with plain water; 3) Good alternative to caffeine-laden coffee; 4) There's so much flavors of tea, it tastes like a mini-treat; 5) NO CALORIES (or if you use 2 tsp of sugar or honey instead, that's still less than 50 calories!)

- Submitted by VIRGOGURL4 10/5/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
Leave a Comment

45

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Weight Loss Should ONLY Be Done on YOUR Terms!

If you truly HATE a workout after a month, ditch it and find something new. If you hate eating a healthy food, find something better. Don't force yourself to do something that aggravates you for the sake of weight loss! Do your research and I promise that you will find an effective eating and exercise plan that you LOVE! Remember that this is a LIFESTYLE. If you don't see yourself eating this or exercising like that for the rest of your life, it's probably not worth it. You deserve better!!!

- Submitted by VIRGOGURL4 9/29/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
Leave a Comment

59

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Weight Loss Should ONLY Be Done on YOUR Terms!

If you truly HATE a workout after a month, ditch it and find something new. If you hate eating a healthy food, find something better. Don't force yourself to do something that aggravates you for the sake of weight loss! Do your research and I promise that you will find an effective eating and exercise plan that you LOVE! Remember that this is a LIFESTYLE. If you don't see yourself eating this or exercising like that for the rest of your life, it's probably not worth it. You deserve better!!!

- Submitted by VIRGOGURL4 9/29/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
Leave a Comment

29

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Eat Half, Supplement With Veggies, Save the Rest

When my mom cooks dinner, the portions are usually a little too much for me. So, instead of two pieces of chicken, I eat one. Then, I split the rice serving in half, steam veggies and throw them on the plate. I can eat the rest later!

- Submitted by VIRGOGURL4 9/19/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
Leave a Comment
Page: (1 total)