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I have a horrible sweet tooth so I buy a 3 pack of Russell Stover's Sugar Free Turtles and eat one when I have an attack. They taste just as good as the sugar full ones.
When I have food cravings and I know I'm really not hungry, I brush and floss my teeth....who likes to eat after you have clean teeth!
Drinking a cup of fat free/skim milk with breakfast or a snack helps amp up the protein and calcium for your day.
I read a sparkle people article and started reaching for 5 fruits and 5 vegetables a day
I adapted a Jillian Michaels quote to help me overcome emotional eating and start eating better. The new quote is:
"Nutrition, to me, isn't about calories, fat grams, and carbs; it's about taking my power back."
Now I make empowered food choices. I no longer feel like food overpowers...
I knew I was going to have a salad at KFC with a friend, so I brought my own salad spritzer to use instead of their 280 calorie dressing. My friend noticed & the conversation about my choice allowed me to also Spread the Spark!
Check food labels carefully. The less ingredients the better and avoid the ingredients you can't pronounce or have sugar in the first five items. By doing this, I feel better and have lost weight.
I bought sm. plastic containers to bring my own salad dressing with me when I go out to eat. I also put that in a plastic baggie so if the lid comes loose I can save the contents of my purse.
They are good. They are worth the calories for your snack. Teen GD told me bout them. 90 calories and 30 from fat,(3.5 grams) so only carry 1 packet. You would want to eat more as they are tasty.
I always crave something sweet after a meal and usually in the afternoon, but instead of eating a cookie or bowl of ice cream reach for the fruit! Keep your favorite fruit around the house and be sure to cut it (if necessary) as soon as you can so when your sweet-tooth hits have some sweet-fruit!