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I love that word SWAPPORTUNITY for making choices.
I often lose track of how many cups of water I've had - was that my 5th or 6th? I put elastics on my LEFT wrist - 8 of them - Every time I have a cup of water I take an elastic off so I have so many LEFT on my wrist. It's an easy visual reminder.
A pinch of Cayenne Pepper, a dollop of Agave Sweetener and Ice Water. Drinking this keeps my digestive system in gear and it tastes like I am drinking something more than just water.
I shop the outer isles of the grocery store and stay away from pre-packaged foods. If it has more than a few ingredients, I stay away. This includes bread too! I don't even want it in my house. The healthier foods are the whole foods and nothing that comes pre-packaged as a meal. This includes those "diet frozen dinners", too! You know the ones. Those processed foods have so much sodium! So who the heck wants to retain water? Grill your own veggies and protein and enjoy non-processed food!
Be sure to read all packaged food labels. The food industry is sneaky with the chemicals and word replacements. Soy and sugar replacements seem to be in everything!
I am often in my vehicle right at the time I get hungry. I have gotten good at planning my snacks, including protein, by using an insulated lunch bag. I usually pack a few bites of fruit, a low fat cheese stick, and even small pieces of cooked chicken. I make sure the chicken is cooked in smaller bits and can pick it up either with a plastic fork or cover my fingers with a small bit of plastic wrap. This makes it easy to grab if I am really "on the go". Oh and my lunch bag looks cute
I don't like sweet foods early in the morning. I prefer salty foods. I heat a package of Quinoa and Brown Rice in the mircrowave, use 1 cup of it and chop up some leftover chicken into it, for a bowl of warm and savory for breakfast. My body uses the fuel for the morning and I don't hungry again until late afternoon.
Being recently married it's important for us to eat together. Unfortunately my husband can eat whatever he wants and however much without gaining weight....or at least it seems that way. He also doesn't like to eat many veggies. We preplan our suppers together but just the meat. So we pick chicken breast, turkey burgers, venison, etc. and we just each have a different side. Mine is usually a vegetable while his is noodles, rice, French fries, etc. We can still eat together and I can be healthy!