If you are like me, some days you just eat worse than other days. In order to keep track of how much JUNK I'm eating, I made a meal category called "Junk Food" and I put all sweets, chips, etc there, regardless of what time of day I eat them. That way all non-food is in one place and I can see how MUCH of it I've consumed in a day. If I start to binge out on any one day, I can easily see how "out of control" I"m letting it get.
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If you don't like grocery shopping, don't buy any junk food when you *do* shop. It takes willpower.
You'll have saved yourself from the junk calories, you won't have junk food in the house, and you won't want to go shopping to get some junk food later (unless you really want to go out just to get junk food.)
We can track any nutrients you want. Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin A, etc. The food tracker allows us to add any of this. Now, rather than going for the multi-vitamin first, I'm trying to see if I can eat foods that'll get me my Recommended Daily Allowance of nutrients I want to track. As a result, I'm eating more whole foods and I'm too full to have much space for "junk" food or foods without nutrients.
A key point: Nothing's off limits to me. If I felt I had space for a cookie or whatever, that's fine. But I'm full, so...
A few people that I know have found that temptation makes losing weight soooo much harder. I have a deep love of junk food, I've learned to substitute healthier choices for my regular junk foods and help keep me on track.
ex: doughnuts-- buy a doughnut pan and make muffins or cupcakes or find a low cal BAKED doughnut recipe pizza-- when the family goes out & grabs pizza I have a lean cuisine DELUXE french bread waiting in the fridge ice cream-- frozen yogurt
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