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29On my best days I'm eating small amounts of food all through the day instead of huge meals. When my stomach feels hunger I eat a small amount of something just enough for the hunger feeling to go away and then drink water every time I eat something. I always feel satiated not stuffed.
I eat a cup of broth-based soup with a little protein in it before my afternoon and evening meals. It really helps me feel satiated faster and keeps me from going back for seconds on more caloric items. For supreme convenience I make a big batch of soup on Sundays and freeze it in single-serving containers for the week.
Soup ideas include garden veggie, chicken and barley, escarole and spicy turkey sausage, or tofu tom yum.
I find that when I am really craving things that I can satiate cravings by increasing flavors in healthy foods. I add a few drops of hot sauce to my light, fat free ranch to dip my cauliflower in or some fresh garlic to my lemon juice for my spinach salad. It entices the taste buds and makes me feel like I got a treat instead of being forced to skip something else.
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