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Practice small acts of self-control by using nondominant hand.
I just don't keep anything in the house that I shouldn't be eating. This is easier for me than for others as I live by myself and I don't have to worry about anyone else having any "contraband" items. Thank goodness!
Goals are great but DAY to DAY goals are what get you there. Each AM ask yourself " How do I want to feel when I go to sleep?" It's a great feeling at night to review the day in your mind & saying to yourself " I DID GREAT 2DAY!" All the daily "little things" we do make the difference in the end!
I like to keep a plastic bag of almonds in my desk at work. They don't go bad, so there's always a healthy option for when I get hungry. I just have to make sure only to eat 8 per day. But that is enough to fill you up when your tummy starts grumbling mid-afternoon!
Cutting down on carbs is a sure way to lose weight. I have done the Atkins diet since March 12th and I've lost 10 pounds. Now I know for some, it may just take cutting down on sweets, breads and sodas to see results. Either way, I know that lowering carbs will definitely work.
When I first started tracking, I paid very close attention to WHEN I would want to eat, in addition to what I was eating. This information helps now - I try to pre-plan WHEN I am going to want food - that helps give a clue as to whether or not I'm really hungry or eating for another reason.