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I bought a bunch of veggies I LIKE: cherry tomatoes, turnips, snap peas, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, etc. - Washed, dried, chopped into bit size pieces, and mixed together. I keep it in a ziplock bag in the fridge. Now THIS is my go to snack when I want to mindlessly munch. Most of these foods have the CRUNCH of snack food, and it is a sneaky way to get in veggies.
I use the zest of limes, lemons and oranges to put in my Greek Yogurt to jazz up the taste and voila, no extra calories. I have also used the fresh juice squeezed into the yogurt to have a bit lighter yogurt and still get nutrition. Again very few calories and GREAT taste. Also add a small sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon for great taste as well. Make your taste buds dance.
Whether you are going shopping (grocery or retail), the cinema, for a meal with a friend, take a treat with you. It doesn't have to be an unhealthy treat or if it is make sure it's just a little one but keep it in your bag for the times when you see the chocolate bars at the store, the popcorn at the vendors or the dessert menu. You can think to yourself 'no I won't have that I'll have my treat'. I always take my own food to the cinema.
On the weekend, I make 5 salads so I can grab one and go on a work day. I also make up 5 containers of cut-up fruit and plain nonfat Greek yogurt for a quick breakfast or snack. This all takes less than an hour and keeps my healthy eating on track all week long.
I am measuring everything I eat now. Found that I was adding a lot of honey to my breakfast beyond serving size. So I add serving size only but it is not sweet enough since I am used to more amount. So now my trick is to drizzle the correct amount on top of the oatmeal and not stir it in. That way, I see it visually and I can make sure I get some of it in almost every bite. Somehow it is much more sweeter this way then diluting the taste by mixing it in. I need much less honey now!
Whenever you feel those sugary ice cream and cookie cravings creeping up on you, grab a bottle of naturally flavored sparkling water! Plain water just doesn't do it for me but the subtle flavor and the nice airy bubbles fill my tummy right up and kick my cravings to the side! I use this trick every day!