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I plan my meals and add them to my tracker once a week, then I know what I am eating..NO guessing just eat the planned meal. If I am going out I check out the menus and then track what I plan again, no guessing so I am not tempted to eat other things, I rarely even look at the menu if I do this. The more I plan the better I am eating and can handle small challenges when they come up.
I try to plan all our family's meals weekly, this includes the commitment to cooking healthy also. It doesn't take as much time as you would think to cook at home. We eat as a family and every member helps so dinner is generally done in a half hour. Try this at least 5 nights a week and reap reward
I've gotten tired of beating my self up when I get off plan with diet or exercise. I have learned to be more forgiving with myself. If I do have an "off" day, I acknowledge the missed day and pick up where I left off instead of quitting. I end up better off in the long run because I get back to it and I feel better reminding myself that I am human!
It is much easier to resume the plan the next day rather than sulk and eat more!306
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