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I have been CONSCIOUSLY been returning items I have used back to its drawer, closet, container, shelf, etc. after I use it to FEND off the clutter... (my inside voice is helping me )
We know this, but prepare your lunch and snacks the night before, preferably when you're in the kitchen making dinner. You're more apt to grab healthier foods if you don't have to worry about morning rush. You won't be tempted to go fast food if it's right there. Just don't forget it in the morning.
When I am over plain water, I perk it up by adding a tbsp of kool-aid to a bottled water. The kool-aid adds a little kick without all the calories of adding the full measure.
Breakfast is my favorite meal. I eat oatmeal. Can be made many ways as I mentioned before. It's oooh sooo good!!
I like to put an 1/8 of a cup of walnuts and 1/2 a cup of blueberries in my breakfast cereal. Whether I'm having a cold or hot cereal. The walnuts are a great MUFA (Monounsaturated Fat and blueberries are full of antioxidants.
I started this when I was racing around trying to find healthy things to take for lunch at work. I cook large batches on the weekend, and then put them into serving-sized containers in the fridge. Ready to grab and go, no thinking required.
If you have questions about amounts in Spark People recipes...
Have a craving, chew a piece of gum. I personally prefer strong mint flavored gum, Trident White to be exact, which gives the added bonus of whitening my teeth. It's also a great way to deal with those times when you want to stress eat.
When weighing food, I put a piece of plastic wrap on the plate or scale before adding the food, then you can wrap it up and take it with you and the plate/scale doesn't get dirty.