stock your pantry with "go to" foods..the kind of foods you can grab quickly to prepare a meal in a moments notice..
ALWAYS in my pantry: canned: pumpkin, beans, tomatoes, salsa, whole wheat pasta, brown rice & assorted packed in juice fruits..fiber-one cereal is great for a meal, and when crushed, is a GREAT substitute for (regular) bread crumbs.
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I have a problem with temptation, so I prepare myself daily that I will NOT eat bad food options (i.e. stop for a soda or something to eat from fast food). This way, I am prepared to drive right past and not stop!
As I am preparing meals, I am moving and cleaning behind myself. I want to sit down and enjoy the meal and having the kitchen clean as I eat - helps lower the stress and anxiety I feel. After I grab my water and sit down - dinner is a joy!41
After making 4 smalls meals a routine, I realised an easy way for me to get in my water is to have 16 oz/2 cups while I am preparing each meal. Not only do I always remember my water, but I am less hungry and tuck away fewer calories at each meal.
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