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Before SP, I always thought I that if I didn't have enough time to exercise, it was zilch for the day. Now I realize that, even on lazy days, all I need is a 10 minute block of time. I usually find that I do much more than that, so it's just getting started with those 10 minutes that's great.
On my weekend, (Thurs & Frid), I spend one hour late on Friday afternoon, washing, peeling, chopping & shredding up a colorful array of as many veggies as I can get hold of, & then I measure & bag them up so that I have my week night veggies already prepped & ready to go for my evening meals. Believe me, it's worth spending that one hour, once a week, it feels so good to just grill a chicken breast & stir fry the veggies, hey presto, fast food - deliciously nutritious too.
Forget about those horrid processed low-fat cheese creations. Get yourself a wedge of really excellent Parmigiano Reggianno and one of those high-quality microplane graters. They come in various sizes. Get one for hard cheeses.
Take a bottle water and calculate how many of that bottle you need to drink in a day. Add rubber bands around the bottle in the morning and take one off for each bottle you drink. Once all the rubber bands are off, you finished your water for the day !
I am really bad about snacking at night. I start to get really hungry (or bored?) around 9pm. So when that happens and I don't want to cheat, I just go to bed early instead of staying up til my usual 11. And as a result, I get more sleep and watch less TV too! It's a win-win.
When I'm craving something sweet, I have a dessert flavored tea. Loose leaf tea shops are popping up everywhere these days, and they have a vast selection. If you live in Canada, David's Tea has a great selection : Lime Gelato green tea, Mom's Apple pie green tea, Pumpkin Chai (tastes like pumpkin pie). You can drink them hot, or very cold with ice, and they have zero calories! It's often enough to eliminate my dessert craving and it helps digestion after a meal!
Although too much oil is bad for you, you do need some oil in your diet. Some nutrients and vitamins need oil to work properly in your body.