To ripen an avocado, place it in a bag with a banana!
Mott's little tubs of UNSWEETENED Applesauce are low calorie and delish. Also come in several blended flavors. My faves are strawberry/kiwi and pomegranate. Loaded with antioxidants.
Motivation gets us started; habit keeps us going.
Hungry Girl is a great website for reviews of products in the supermarkets, with an emphasis on low-cal, low-fat items. They also give you a heads-up on new food items in the marketplace. There's a newsletter every day.
Get rid of your salt shaker. There is no need to add salt and there are lots of Mrs. Dash-type flavourings around. I never use salt. There's salt in everything we buy - almost.
When dining out, I frequently order only Appetizers and a Salad. That way, you have more control over what's on your plate and save consuming too many calories.
I love grapefruit and always keep DelMonte's jars of Grapefruit With No Sugar Added in the fridge for times when I run out of fresh g'fruit.
Have you tried Lean Cuisine's new frozen Spring Rolls? There are 3 delicious flavours - Fajita, Garlic & Thai. Delicious, 3 per serving, make a great meal with a salad.
I have found in the past that if I did a 2 day Cleanse with Isagenix Cleanse for Life that weight loss occurred and boosted my motivation to stay on course. Then I would do a 30 day regime of IsaLean Shake for breakfast and dinner in the evening. And have a soup and salad or similar for lunch.
I find it is imperative that I keep a bag of one- and two-point value snacks (separately packaged) in the car so that when I need a "little something" to eat to tide me over in traffic or while shopping or whatever I'm not forced to buy something to eat at the Food Courts where the quality of the ch...