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I use it instead of coffee creamer because it has no strange chemical ingredients (as flavored creamers do) and no added sugars (like the fat free half and half - there's more in there than just milk and cream, I've discovered.) You can also use it to add richness to soups, smoothies, eggs, etc.
If I find myself tempted to eat when I'm not hungry, I consider whether I'm actually upset about something--maybe unconsciously. If it turns out that I'm angry, sad, or scared, I remind myself that if hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the solution!
I have noticed if I drink all my water (64 oz.) I'm too full for any soda. Some days it's harder than others to get all the water in. I feel really good when I do. Oh, I also try to get all the water in before 6:00-6:30 pm. If it's any later I'm up a couple of times a night!! Good Luck Everyone!
Have you given up the convenience of canned soup due to sodium? Use half a serving and add leftover veggies -- convenient, tasty and healthier.
ALWAYS read the labels on the foods you are picking up. I never thought much of a couple of items I ate regularly and then I read the nutrition label to find it contained over 700mg of sodium. Always read the nutrition lables, even if it does take more of your time. Your health is worth it.
If most of your groceries are fresh produce, then you are more likely to eat those foods first. Prepping fresh veggies and fruits for easy grab and go snacks also helps. If you actually eat 5-10 servings of these foods per day, then you will be less likely to snack on other unhealthy options.
I find that choosing all of my food for the day right away in the morning keeps it all under control. When I'm looking for something to snack on, all I need to do is check my planner and see what's left for the day. When it's time to make dinner, I'm not spending time trying to make a decision.
Plan, plan, plan! There's really not much to it. Make a solid plan and stick to it. This will make things so much easier. It's also really great for the budget!
To keep track of my water intake, I fill a pitcher with the eight glasses of water and leave it on the kitchen counter. With it in plain sight, I can see when I need to drink even though I am not thirsty. Out of sight, Out of mind. If at work, the desk would work.