When you're really hungry, instead of eating a LOT, try eating food with a LOT of Flavor, i.e. pretzels and salsa, or crackers with garlic lovers hummus. The stronger / spicier flavors make you feel like you've satisfied your hunger without eating so much.
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Having difficulty eating your fruits and veggies? Eat them at the start of your meal, when you're really hungry. They'll taste better if you're hungry than if your stomach is already full, and you won't have to make up excuses for not eating them. Works for me everytime, and in fact, this made me realize that most fruits and veggies taste in fact extremely good and are very refreshing! I'm no longer struggling to eat them, I just eat them first! 26745
Never eat standing up! If you're really hungry, you need to take the time to eat slowly and the only way to do this is to sit down and enjoy your meal. When you're standing up, you can quickly forget how much your eating and undo so much good work.
Frozen Veggies are fairly low in calories, but they can be so bland. Butter or margarine will add lots of calories.
Lower-calorie soups like the Progresso Light series offer a serving of soup at under 100 calories.
So,,, If you take half-a-package of frozen veggies and dump it in a bowl (with a lid), then open the can of soup & pour only the liquid part over the veggies, you can cook up a good lo-cal meal (or half-meal, if you're really hungry). THEN I can cook/eat the rest of the soup!
The nice thing is, I always seem to have lots of liquid left over when I finish the veggies, meat and/or other goodies in a can of soup, so I turn that around: Use the extra to cook the frozen veggies, giving them flavor, and without adding any extra calories for butter or margarine or oils.
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