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Backsliding IS inevitable. When I came back to SP, I'd track breakfast, maybe a snack or two, but rarely got my full day's nutrition in (not to mention activity). THEN, I joined a couple of challenges with the spark teams I'm in. I haven't missed tracking meals and snacks AND I'm getting my exercise in EVERY DAY!
I'm the only coffee drinker in my household. A full pot of coffee encouraged me to drink more than I wanted/needed. The single cup coffee makers (like Keurig) seemed expensive. And don't get me started on "premium" coffee shops!
Serve your meal "restaurant" style instead of "family" style. Put only 1 serving on your plate and leave the rest in the kitchen. Then the site and smell won't tempt you to eat more than you allocated. . .
If you are like me, the protein goal is the hardest nutritional element to meet. To help me meet that goal, I add 1oz or so of walnuts or almonds to my breakfast cereal in the morning. Whether it's a cold or hot cereal, the crunch and protein (not to mention omega-3s) are welcome!
I've read that tea (black and green) are good for you, but if the regular teas are too bitter for you, try fruit teas.
After cooking a turkey, remove the fat from the drippings and then freeze the drippings in the old ice-cube trays. Then you have a measured amount you can drop into a quick noodle soup, a small serving of gravy. This gives you more control over fat and sodium than buying canned broths.