I refuse to pay more for less. Those cute little individual packages of snacks for kids and other controlled portion needs are every where! They are bad for my budget and the environment. I just measure out 100 calorie servings or 1 serving size and store them in tiny reusable bowls with lids. The kids love to help and it might take me 20 minutes a month. It also helps to make sure i do not grab the whole box of cheese-its when watching a movie!
I also pre-cut celery, carrots and other fruits and veggies so they become a quick and covenant snack.
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Pre-packaged meals keep me on target for portion size, vits and nutrition and don't allow for over or under eating. I eat healthy and am learning how to sub "real" food now for the pre-packaged as the habits are now in order and easy to continue following.
I have used the program at livehealthyusa.tsfl.com for almost 3 months now and have seen a slow steady weight loss as I am relearning to use portion control as well as get all the daily nutrition I need...it is a great jumpstart on using this program as I can track on here and learn ways to success.
Make a plan that fits. Your plan has to consider you life as is, not what you want it to be. I am not going to pre-buy, pre-cook, or pre-package food for an entire week. So, frozen meals for the microwave are my go-to lunch of choice for work. Add a piece of fruit to make it to the next meal.
Keep something healthy and convenient at the front of your fridge so you can grab it quickly when you need something NOW. Whether you pre-package your own portions or use grocery store convenience foods like carrot snack packs, it will make a huge difference in what you eat if it's something easy for you to grab.
You can pre-portion salad into bowls, pre-cut vegetables for snacking, and pre-portion nuts so you don't overdo it.
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