I created little business size cards with goals of "What I want" to look at when I feel down. Goals include: I want to go biking for fun and not be tired - I want to shop in a normal department. Each time I feel like cheating on myself I look at the cards.
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Daily food journals are key to staying on track with healthy eating and keeping within calorie targets. Online tools are easy to click click click, but pen and paper keep you more mindful and accountable. Find and print a template you like, and write down the time, food, amount and calories for everything you eat every day. You will be amazed at how seeing that healthy week take shape keeps you on track!!
Just a quick tip to allow small indulgences without having to avoid the man in your life who likes to always take you out to dinner, or bring home your favorite fruit smoothie from the local ice creamery .
My BF has a habit of picking up fruit smoothies for us when he comes home from playing ball at the YMCA. Instead of refusing his kindness I break the calories down with my $0.69 Popsicle mold from the Dollar tree.
That medium McDonalds Strawberry Banana smoothie become 10 frozen treats!
Staying on Track while still indulging your sweet tooth
Weekends can be a dietary challenge. To help me stay on track, I stock my kitchen with healthy snacks with a theme. One weekend the theme will be fresh melon so I buy a party tray of cut melon. Another weekend, the theme will be orange and I will buy sweet potatoes, carrots, and cantaloupe.
Making eating fun helps me stay on track.
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