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When you go out to dinner, and you are having a hard time not eating all the appetizers, take a favorite protein bar and cut it up into small bites and place in a baggy. These can be used for any emergency hunger attacks.
If I know we are going out to dinner with family, I make it a point to narrow down which restaurants we might go to and check out their menu/nutrition info on the website before hand. I also bring healthy snacks and water along when we are out and about on weekends
If you get a craving for salty foods and the crunch aspect, have some carrots and celery on hand and a light salad dressing. Dip the veggies in the dressing.
OK I'm going to be brave here and tell you all I've kicked all the cheats, junk food & extras right out of my HEALTHY EATING plan!!!
When I put together a meal, I like to make sure it's balanced. I usually fill the plate 1/4 protein (meat, beans, etc), 1/4 carbs and 1/2 fruits or veggies. It leaves me satisfied and I usually don't end up scrambling to fill my protein quota at the end of the day.