INCTRL's SparkPeople Blog INCTRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community My Tools For Success! Today I want to talk about tools for success. <BR> <BR> 1. A food scale. <em>301</em> This has been very important on my road to successfully getting rid of my excess weight. We can only determine correct portions, therefore correct point’s values, if we know the size of our portions. My scale has helped me to learn what my portion sizes look like. So, when I cannot use it I have a better idea of how close it is. <BR> <BR> 2. Measuring spoons <em>302</em> - another great tool for ... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 08:03:56 EST Mindless Eating This is what I have learned to help with mindless eating: <BR> <BR> Keep junk foods out of the house(or out of sight if they are in your house) <BR> <BR> Keep good healthy snacks in front & center - so they are the first that you see <BR> <BR> Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day - so you don't confuse hunger or a need for food with thirst <BR> <BR> Do not deprive yourself of foods that you like - one day you will not be able to control yourself from eating them and may eat way too m... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 19:00:26 EST