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I have never been a positive person. Lately, I have been focusing on the positive things that have occurred since beginning my healthy lifestyle instead of the negative. This has profoundly changed my outlook in life in general, not just with weight loss and healthy living.
I was raised to believe 3 big meals a day was the way to go but now I realize how wrong that was. I now eat 5 to 6 times a day. Small portions of healthy food. I have never been hungry and now feel satisfied rather than full. We must as they say; eat to live not live to eat! This worked for me.
When I get home from the store, as I'm putting my groceries away, I cut up fruit and vegetables into portions and put them in bags so when I'm hungry, all I have to do is open the drawer and grab a bag, rather than grazing my pantry for something I really shouldn't have.
I make certain that I drink my water. Every afternoon before making dinner I have a "hungry time". So I make a point of having a snack and a tall glass of water. This tides me over and keeps me from snacking while I'm cooking. I like to add a slice of cucumber, mint, or lemon to my water.
The little freeze top containers are extremely nice....just fix your vegey's and pop the top from the freezer and your vegey's are crisp and fresh when you decide to eat them later in the day. I got mine at CVS Pharmacy...I had a gift card.
After eating my healthy meals i usually will get hungry and want a sweet or salty snack . so i learned that chewing a piece of Trident peppermint gum (its better for your teeth ) the peppermint really kills all my cravings !