Take the time to really figure out if the next thing you're about to buy or the next thing you're about to do is something you WANT vs something you NEED. This helps me everytime I get stuck on having to make a decision.
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My secret is to partner up. There is always someone who wants and needs to loose weight. Be sure to pick someone that is actually serious about it though, not just saying it. Also be open and honest with your partner on weight, it's brutal and embarrassing but it works. You share each others ups and downs and help each other stick to it. Just like what spark does30
Beating Ol' Ronald the Clown McDonald with a Carrot!!!
380 some odd calories left N my day & I get the sensational urge 4 a McDonald's Cheeseburger. My husband calls after leaving the gym & I half begging explain my sudden craving. It doesn't help that Aunt Flo is here 4 a visit along with another unwanted guest, leaving me miserable N bed. But thx 2 my hubby's gentle reminder that Mickey D's is not on my diet, I was able 2 redirect & steam 3 delicious carrots & heat up a pot of beans instead. Turns out all I was really craving was something hot.
Give your body a moment 2 figure out what it really wants or needs, because If you instantly jump 2 conclusions, you'll probably regret it later. Thanks 2 my secret weapons time & a hubby who knew how to keep me in check & accountable with a little loving reminder, not a harsh reprimand.
Even though I love to cook, sometimes (ok... lots of times) I just don't have the time. I find that if I seal boneless skinless chicken breasts in individual foil packets with ingredients such as garlic, onion, vegetables, and spices and bake it at 425 for 30-35 minutes that the chicken always turns out moist and flavorful with lots of juices. I place the packets on a baking sheet for easy cleanup, and if there are leftovers, they are already wrapped and ready to go into the fridge!
There is no need for oil with this cooking method, though if you wanted to you could certainly add a little.
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