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My poodles help me be active. I walk them several time a day to do "business". .I take them to the off leash dog park and walk while they run around.....they help me with yoga ( "Pooga") and Pilates ( "Poolates"). Playing with them raises my spirits and keeps me feeling more positive.
When the sweet tooth hits - instead of cookies or chocolate bars, reach for a handful of chocolate flavored cereal, like Coco Puffs ... a lot less calories, and even some added vitamins and minerals, without the fat or guilt. Hits my chocolate caption every time.
It's a bit of an inconvenience but after grocery shopping, I get out my Ziploc bags and break everything down into accurate portion sizes. It makes it easier later on when I'm in a rush to just grab a baggie & know that I'm less likely to cheat or be inaccurate when accounting for my food intake.
When I crave chocolate, I eat it. But instead of keeping it in the house, I make myself got to the gas station to buy ONE chocolate candy. A mini Reeses cup is 36 calories. It takes care of the craving and if I can't be bothered to go to the store to buy it - clearly my craving isn't that bad!
I but weight watghers yogurt for an extra special treat i mix 1/2 cup special k cereal I expecially love cinnamon with pecans . or i mix in a 1/4 cup sunflower seeds both give the yogurt some crunch. to me its like having nuts in ice cream
When you find yourself craving that one thing and you can't find a substitution that fills it.... indulge! I'm not saying do it every day but every once in a while if you can make it fit in your calories then do it. Better a small controlled amount now then risking a binge later
No, you don't eat the toothpaste, but you use it to brush your teeth after you have finished your meal or snack. Having clean teeth and mouth will diminsh the urge to nibble or taste one more thing. Sometimes the flavors aren't compatible with toothpaste.