I bought a grab and go neoprene lunch taker to take to work. It keeps foods cool for four hours. I pack my lunch the night before and put the whole thing in the fridge. Now I do this even on days when I am not working, it encourages me to stick with my eating plan. Best of all, it keeps me out of the fridge and away from temptation.
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Eating sugar snap peas instead of chips or other high carb snacks has helped me stay on track to healthy eating. Using a scale and portion control has taught me to serve healthy portions not just serve.
using 1 cup containers to pack for lunch is key to portion control for lunch too.
I set up a calorie budget just lke you do your money budget to achieve your goals. 1. Set up the total calories you want to consume each day. For me it is 1200-1300. 2. Set up the details. For me it is 300 per meal and 100 for 3 snacks. When I go over my budget for any meal, I cut out a snack. 3. Eat your favorite foods as they fit in your budget. It helps you when you are making tough decisions. 4. Deciding to do it is 90% of the process. The 10% is just following through on the above plan.
I have used a separate file to document my total calories every one of my 109 days so far.
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