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After working out, I start cooking my brown rice before I jump in the shower. By the time I'm done with my shower, the rice is about half cooked and which leaves about the perfect amount of time to finish cooking the rest of the meal. (Meat and vegetables)
If you plan ahead for the day chances are that you'll stick to it and won't over eat that day. It is when I have no idea what I'll be eating that I end up making rush choices when I'm really hungry and in result my choices are not the best ones.
I have done diet therapy for over 14 years now. Long enough that it should be a pro, but if I keep reading books and information about the diet helps me to stay motivated and it is amazing all the good things I learn.
To cut portion sizes, calories and my grocery budget I buy lean hamburger in club packs and divide it at home. I now divide it into 3/4 pound packs instead of 1 pound packs. This does not affect the taste of recipes. It cuts calories and it makes my grocery budget go further.
I can't always control the cooking in my house. So when it's a one dish meal someone else made, I use a 1 cup measuring cup. I usually add a salad or vegetable for a side. For a to go option, use the snack size gladware (they hold about 9.5 oz) for a lunch portion. Easier to put in a lunch box too.
Healthy eating can be hard, especially when your craving sweet foods. So instead off going for a bar of chocolate, sweets, or a big of crisps... garb a bag of grapes! This will stop you feeling hungry and is a healthy alternative. It is also a great idea if you are simply eating through boredom! xxx