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I bring my lunch to the office. For a quick, yet satisfying lunch, I'll eat one small can of Chunky Beef and Veg. soup over a small baked potato. It totals only 300 calories and is very filling. Enough to get me through the day without wanting to nibble.
Sometimes I have a tough time getting down 8 glasses of water a day. I recently found these great little packets of lemon, lime or orange. One packet adds the flavor of a wedge of fruit with out any mess or cutting and it has 0 calories
I hate to burst your bubble, but it's not how late you eat that makes you gain weight..... I'ts how many calories you have eaten.
If you eat a normal days worth of calories within a "day" and turn around and ADD more food=calories on top of that....?? THAT is where your weight gain comes from.
Light weight smoothie-two ice cubes, four frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup frozen raspberries, 4 TBSP plain yogurt, 1/4 cup orange juice, one banana, 1/8 cup dark chocolate. You get fruit, calcium, antioxidants, and it tastes fantastic!!!!
Whether you're making your own baby food or trying to figure out what to do with the remaining food in the jar you just opened, get shallow specialty-shaped silicon ice cube trays to freeze the baby food. Silicon makes it easier to get the food out of the tray & you don't have to worry about BPA.
I try to get five fruits and vegetables daily. A fave is two cups of frozen fruit, slightly nuked, with a tablespoon of chocolate syrup. We buy huge bags of precut Dole Wildly Nutritious Mixed Fruit at the cost-saver club store. A filling mid-morning treat with a small chocolate chaser!
When it is hot and I am looking for something cool to drink I make smoothies, it takes no time to make.
I use 1 cup of yogurt, 1 package of chrystal light drink mix, 1 cup of orange juice, 1 small banana. Mix it all together in a blender and serve over ice. A nice cool relaxing drink.
When eating out and you have that list of heavy salad dressings from which to choose, opt for a couple of lemon wedgies. It really sparks up the salad.
If you can't pronounce it (in the ingredience list) DON'T EAT IT. The closer it is to its natural state the better it is for you. Try to purchase only things with 3-5 ingredients that you can pronounce.
Planning meals for the week keeps me on track with ensure I am providing healthy meals for my family. I buy just the groceries I need for the meals and try to stay away from the extra goodies. In addition, it means evenings are less stressful, and we don't spend as much money ordering in.