I don't like drinking water but I've found that if I keep a glass or bottle of water next to me all the time, I will drink it. I just have to keep filling it up again instead of reaching for a diet soda. My lifestyle change is to cook every day so thanks for your tips about keeping water next to me.
current weight: 179.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,049) Posts: 15 2/2/11 8:57 A
Thanks for the great tips. We have a snow day today and I love to cook several meals ahead of time when ever I can. So, today a roast is going in the oven, chicken soup from Monday nights leftovers and a pork stir fry before the veggies wilt. Myself, I prefer veggies over fruit, so I think I will cut up a red bell pepper and keep on the side for snacking. Cheese is my weekness too, even if cheese is not in the recipe I catch myself reaching for a piece,hopefully the red pepper will hold off the temptation today. Like the idea of keeping a glass of water handy too.
I have been back to Spark since September 2010, but have been focusing properly since January 10th, after we got back from a break in Gran Canaria. I love cooking too, and really enjoy trying out many of the sparkrecipes, as they prove popular with everyone and p[rovide the necessary variety.
I've just gotten back to spark myself! I find myself doing the munch while cooking thing, too (and I love to cook as well).
I've tried a couple of things to help me with that. One is to cut up a piece of fruit (into bite sized pieces) and rather than munching the supper stuff, I'll eat a bite of fruit (except when I need to taste). I sometimes do cut up veggies but find I'm less likely to reach for those than the fruit.
Can't seem to stick to it every time ... but it does help. And since I struggle getting in enough fruits and veggies, I get in another fruit serving that way. PLUS, it works to help keep me from overeating at supper.
Another thing I've found is that keeping a glass of fresh ice water right next to the stove also helps. I discovered at one point that I get really thirsty while I'm cooking - I can easily go through 24-32 oz. just making supper (the only time I drink more in that amount of time is while doing cardio!). And it keeps me from grabbing another bite of, say, cheese (my weakness), if I reach for the water instead.
current weight: 155.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,049) Posts: 15 1/29/11 5:46 A
HI, I'm Kerrie and I am just getting back into SP again. This time getting fully engaged. I love to cook but it is a challenge to make healthy meals to satisfy everyone in my house. One of my bad habits I have to break is snacking and picking while cooking. It seems like sometimes I am chewing just as much as I am chopping. Before I would forget to add these little cooking eating excretions to my nutrition tracker. This time I am recording what I am picking on while I cook. It can add 50 to 200 calories to my day. ouch
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