Plan out several days of meals. Make a healthy menu ahead of time and count up the calories so you're not tempted to add butter, go out to dinner, add an extra glass of wine, etc. the mental energy of knowing what to eat is taken care of, all you have to do is eat!
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Cooking for two can be tricky, especially if one is eating healthy and controlled portions and the other--isn't. I look for healthy, well-balanced one-dish meals like casseroles, soups and skillet meals that feed four. My hubby requires nearly twice as many calories as I do, and could stand to lose a few pounds too, but hates me trying to manage his food. When I cook a meal for four, I carefully measure the portions, putting away one for tomorrow's lunch (secret #1) and serving my plate with
another. Now I can put a dish in front of him for him to serve as much as he likes. He usually cleans it up, and thinks he's getting away with something. 211 But he's losing weight steadily too, even if it is slow.
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