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I have a sedentary job, so to compensate, I make sure to do something physical every two hours. On my morning break, I walk around the parking lot. At lunch, I take a walk around the mall. And on my afternoon break, I will walk up and down the steps for 5 to 10 minutes.
Not only does it do my body good, but having something to look forward to makes the day go by faster.
I always overpack my lunchbox - not because I want to overeat, but because I love having options. Having the option to choose whether I want to eat an orange or an apple, yogurt or string cheese, really helps me stay on track with my food choices. If I limit what I bring, I'm more likely to not want it and snack on something I shouldn't be eating. But having the choice of choosing what I want makes me eat something that I want instead of HAVING to eat what is there.
Your spouse can be a huge help. Every time I crave chips or sweets during the night, he gets to tickle me or do something I can't stand. It sounds weird, but I have to choose between having sweets and getting tickled or having something healthier.
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