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Once I decided I wanted to shed 90 pounds, I bought an outfit in the size I will be when I lose it. I keep the outfit hanging prominently in my closet. I even took a picture of it with my cellphone. Anytime I feel my resolve slipping, I take a look at my outfit and remember what it's all about.
I dont deprive myself of anything that I am craving. Once in awhile i get a craving for chocolate so instead of buying a whole chocolate bar I bought a bag of chocolate chips, if i have a craving i just grab a few (literally 3-5) chips and i am satisfied!!!
Having lost so much weight by a simple lifestyle change by cutting out or drastically cutting down on snacks like potato chips, etc. I have moved on to making my life healthier because instead of snacking on chips, I now snack on a fruit or 2...and if it is not in the house you can't snack on it
We have greatly reduced (although certainly not eliminated) our carb intake. This has really added to the speed with which I've lost weight (although the loss is still reasonable). I am not overly hungry but rarely top out the calorie recommendations from Sparks
The Dollar Store has a 'snack food'; a small tin of ham, tuna or chix salad w/5 crackers for just $1. This lasts 2 meals - the salad on 2 pieces of grain bread; the crackers w/a bowl of soup. The calories-very low . I threw the box out; sorry, don't have specifics but low cal.
If I crave pizza, I'll put marinara sauce (or spagetti sauce) in a pita pocket and add shredded cheese or string cheese and toast it in the toaster oven until the cheese melts. It's so good!