Actually, I would just add on to the tooth brushing that brushing right after eating each meal helps me not want dessert. I want to end the meal with a good taste in my mouth--especially after a spicy meal, my favorite type of food. If I brush my teeth, I am in a better mind set to decide whether I really need dessert.
Also, putting down my fork between bites, and being sure I put less food on my plate than I put on my husband's plate are great tips. (Plus, don't snack with my husband)
If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. -Elbert Hubbard-
If you feel like munching all evening after dinner, brush your teeth earlier. I'm so lazy sometimes that just the tought of having to brush again before I go to bed will keep me far away from the kitchen :)
My favorite tip is "portion control". I couldn't believe how much I was overeating when I started measuring my food. I don't need to measure my food as much now, but at the beginning it was an eye opener. It has definitely helped me make progress!
With the beginning of a new year, lets take time to post some tips that have helped us towards our goal.
One of my favorite is to only eat at the table. Not in front of the TV, not while I cook, not as I pass thru the kitchen. Even snacks are placed on a plate and eaten with determination. I eat 5-6 times a day, small meals and snacks, so I eat about every 2-3 hours. It is much easier to tell myself to just wait, you get to sit down and eat in xx minutes.
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One Day at a Time: 1) walk/ride 30 minutes 2) organize something in my home 3) fruit or veggie with each meal 4) sew 1 bobbin full 5) do a good deed daily
May goals/resolutions: 1) finish planting flowers and garden 2) prepare one meal from scratch daily 3) finish 2 UFOs 4) make one scrappy top
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