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I use one of those plastic condiment squeeze bottles with a narrow tip for my salad dressings. Even my kids can use the bottle without squirting too much out onto the salad. It saves TONS of calories and fat by squeezing out a smaller stream. This saves money too!
Using plain low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt instead of sour cream (on nachos, chili, etc.) will give you the thick, creamy consistency without (or with little) fat and A LOT of protein.
I'm almost 50 and I've started trying one new food every month.
Previously I didn't "like" tomatoes. Now, I still won't eat them plain, but, I will use them in cooking and eat them in salads.
I have added some foods to my staples. Others, I've tried I didn't care for and won't eat ...
When planning out menus for the week, make sure to have a good variety of protein. Planning ahead is great, but getting sick of eating the same thing everyday defeats the purpose!
You do not have to buy one of the gourmet cereals to bring home a healthy cereal...Post Shredded Wheat & Grape Nuts are your answer. Shredded Wheat has one ingredient..wheat. Period. Grape Nuts has Wheat, Barley flour, salt, yeast, soy lecithin. Add some fruit and have a great start to your day
My thin friend does this:
She gets dressing on the side at a restaurant, dips her fork in it and then she takes a bite of her salad. She does NOT pour the whole thing on her salad like I used to do!
Try to incorporate as many colors as you can into your diet. Now .. no cheating with food coloring! lol Red tomatoes or apples, yellow bananas or lemons, green spinach or celery, orange oranges or peppers, purple eggplant or basil. Ttry to have at least 4 to 5 different colors every day.
Have a salad for breakfast. This helps me get those important veggies in first thing. It also leaves me feeling refreshed and full first thing in the morning. The best part, is it is SO fast and can be so different each day!
I bet you find when you eat the unhealthy stuff, it just doesn't taste as good.
I purchase break at a local boulangerie. It is some of the fresheds "realest" bread I have had not made by a relative. They make it right on the premises. Since I buy it in loaves, I have to cut it myself. That way I can cut it as thin (or thick) as I want. A great way to control my bread portions.