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Supersized Snacks

Saturday, May 05, 2012

As far as I'm concerned, smaller snacks are better. We're all here to make a lifestyle change. That means not just losing weight, but seeing those pounds vanish for good. We can all knock off the sweets for a little while, but then we're right back on them once we're "done" with the diet.

I think real weight loss comes down to snack size control. Yes, have soda and icecream, but in reasonable portions...even if it means spending a little more for the smaller portions. Snack sizes have gotten out of control. I was looking at a vending machine, this morning, and noticed they had a number of "kingsized" candies in it. Who needs not only the regular sized candy, but the additional kingsized portion, too?!
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    Back when I was gaining, I made a point of buying not one, but TWO, of those king-sized bars every day. I think one of my "selling points" to me was the cost savings.

    Of course now I have that 1/2 cup of ice cream or one square from a chocolate bar. It still satisfies completely without the excess. (In fact, eating the larger ones all at once was more a matter of stuffing my face. What little I tasted was because I couldn't move it through my mouth any faster. Now I really take the time to savor it.)
    2020 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/7/2012 4:00:53 PM
    We have very little bowls that hold one serving of ice cream! very helpful
    2021 days ago
    I totally agree with you! I have candy on a regular basis, but I measure out a half to one serving and that's my treat! I will put the serving of chocolate covered raisins, or jr mints in a little bowl on the counter and I grab one every so often through out the day. That way I get chocolate through the entire day, but I'm only getting the one serving and I don't eat more than that! I also make sure that I make the room in my calories for the day for that treat!
    2021 days ago
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