February is another one of those months when stores create magical candy-filled displays. Inside those foil-covered heart-shaped boxes festooned with lace, ribbons and fake flowers are chocolates that have been rattling around in their cardboard container since October--and they taste like it.
Treat yourself to something sweet and delicious that tastes like real food--crisp apples, juicy grapes, fresh pineapple, or a perfectly ripened pear. Just say no to cardboard.
I cut red meat way back and I believe that helped a lot with weight loss. Getting enough protein can be a problem some days if I don't plan well. I read some of the nutrition articles for ideas, which helped.