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I spent the money for a recipe program for my computer and save recipes I find in magazines, books, online, etc.. We can only recall and save so many recipes from the many places we see them. This way, recipes I find which are healthy and look good are at my fingertips. This program actually allows me to copy a recipe and "captures" it to avoid a lengthy process of transcribing it over.
Are your 2 tablespoons REALLY 2 tablespoons? If you use a food scale buy yourself a tiny dish, use the label for measurement info (2T=32grams for example) and measure 32 grams instead of using a tablespoon. For some things, like peanut butter, salad dressing, salsa, mayo or whatever it can be more accurate.
Want to weigh less on weigh-in? First, eat at a reasonable time at night like 5-6PM, especially a low cal dinner like a piece of fish or meat & a small salad, & don't eat after that. Take an evening walk or do your exercising after dinner. In the morning, weigh yourself as soon as you get up, & naked.
Losing breaks down to 3 simple steps, and IF you follow those steps fastideously on a DAILY basis, you WILL LOSE!!
Make individual packets of plain oatmeal with vanilla flavored unsweetened Almond Milk (26 calories for 2/3 cup) & add cut up fresh fruit instead of sweetening it. Add nutrients & extra calories by adding 10g (maybe 1T) each of flaxseed & sunflower nuts for an excellent breakfast.
Water. 8 fl. oz. a day. It's the best way to maintain balance, keep from eating between meals, keep from overeating, and it's awesome for skin and kidneys. Don't you know how lucky we are? Water is a sacred gift. There's nowhere else in the universe water is plentiful, except where we are.
After discussing it with everyone online, it is pretty well agreed that alcohol puts weight on us. IMHO, it ain't the calories of the alcohol what's doin' it, it's the chemical effect. I quit drinking for 3 months late last year and lost 30 lbs. I quit in 2005 and lost some 40 lbs.