Record the downs! The weight loss downs, that is - every time you drop a pound or two, record it! But don't record the ups. Recognize that they're there, but leave them off your record. It helps keep you inspired when you look at your ticker and keep seeing that downward trend!
Need a low-salt, low-fat replacement for ricotta that isn't as grainy? Try running salt-free cottage cheese through a food processor. While the taste of salt-free cottage cheese isn't good on its own, it makes a great base ricotta replacement. Add a little pepper, an egg white, and any other seasoni...
It's easy to give in to temptation foods when you're grocery shopping alone - no one else can see you! But shopping with a buddy can sometimes help you both stay on track. It can even save you both money!
There are a number of foods I have trouble eating just one of, and most of them are exceedingly unhealthy. It's much easier to resist my cravings for chips, cookies, and other high-ticket foods when they aren't even in my home!