I do my meals a day in advance. So right now (while I am on lunch break) I planned out tomorrow's menu (Banana protein smoothie, cottage cheese/oatmeal pancake with fruit, tuna spinach salad with balsamic vinegar and figs, clean tzatziki with sliced peppers and celery, quorn patty with roasted broccoli, plus a workout recovery shake after I weight train, if you're curious).
This helps a LOT both in terms of ensuring I stick to my menu and in terms of letting me obsess about food for ten minutes or so...and then not have to think about it the rest of the day.
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I've been think of food constantly for over 2 years now and managed to maintain my weight loss. I'd love to lose a few more lbs. Anyway it takes a lot of work to eat right. It's not easy to read every label and plan every calorie.
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I think it's great that you are able to think of food "constantly" without actually craving it! Just keep thinking of new ideas to be creative with your clean eating, following the good advice you've been given here and that hopefully you are finding in other places on Spark and online. There's lots of info out there. The more you learn, the more it will come naturally to make good food decisions, and then you won't have to think about it so much.
I'm just saying... Kelley
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I started eating clean at the beginning of the week, and I have to say I seem to be thinking of food constantly! Not in a hungry, craving kind of way. More in a, what should I eat kind of way. I find that I have to really think about what to eat and plan things. It's taking so much time!
So my question is, does it get easier once you get used to this way of eating?? Any ideas to make the transition go more smoothly? Long-term suggestions?
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