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Add a bag of frozen spinach to any high-cal side dish, like pasta or rice. It really helps fill it out!
Leave the measuring cup in the bag
Buy a bunch of cheap-o measuring cups. Leave whatever one works for the serving size in the box of cereal, bag of chips, whatever, then you're reminded to portion stuff out!
If you're on the road and need a snack, stop at Sheetz. They go beyond the normal gas station choices, I found a Kashi bar among their huge selection of protein bars!
Kroger CARBmaster yogurts for easy protein
If you live near a Kroger, don't pay for Greek yogurt! Instead, the store brand CARBmaster yogurts cost $0.41 each, have 80 calories, 12 g protein and 4 g carbs, and they're delicious!
Not only are tangerines absolutely delicious, but they take forever to eat, which forces you to slow down!
Quaker true delights
I just discovered Quaker True Delights products and love them! Their oatmeal squares are a great little chocolate fix, and their rice cake snacks cured my craving for something crunchy. They were really cheap at Kroger and Big Lots too!
After scouring the Internet for a good ST program I just discovered the workout generator here. These programs are great!
Update your Facebook status
I'm about to attempt a 12-mile run. I made my Facebook status "attempting a 12-mile run". I know people will then ask if I got it done... and I'll want to have a good answer for them!
Chipotle nutritional calculator
I looooovvveeee Chipotle. I always use this calculator to figure out the exact nutritional content of my burrito/bol. http://www.chipotlefan.com/i
Special K Protein Plus cereal
I stopped eating cereal when I started dieting, but this stuff is great. It's filling and low-cal, and a serving has 10 g of protein. One serving, a banana and a half cup of nonfat milk is 236 calories and keeps me full until lunch! Plus it satisfies my craving for crunchy stuff.