I have noticed that as long as I keep the things I crave visible they are easier to resist- but the second I clean out all the candy, coookies, etc out of my house, car, office, etc I crave it more and it's all I can think about...but if it's around I don't think about it- or eat it
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If you cant avoid eating out, order a kids meal. They have smaller portions and have more visible healthy options. Subway has yogurt and apple slices, Chick fil a has fruit cups and almost all have milk. If I am craving a burger, a kids meal will meet that craving without blowing my calorie count
I keep the Spark People page open on my computer all day long - it makes it convenient to track the foods as I need them - it also makes it a very VISIBLE reminder of what I am doing and WHY I am doing it. When I feel a craving or something come on, I can grab a quick glance at my goals and remind myself that it just ISN'T WORTH IT.
A place for everything and everything in its place.
I have rearranged some closets and my kitchen cupboards more than once when the organization just wasn't efficient. Keeping like items together, items visible, and labelling (some) items helps me know what I have, when I'm running low, and helps everyone know where something goes. This has reduced unnecessary spending, saved time, and has helped not only my sanity but also helped to keep items from expiring. It makes rotating easier and improves efficiency.
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