I know this sounds a little obvious, but the more boring meals become, the less likely we stick to a healthy food plan. Chicken breast and fish can be sooooooooo boring after awhile. Add spices and herbs! (fresh and dried). Change it up to change the tastes. Watch the salt however.
I also love to use cayenne pepper sauce. Don't let yourself get too hungry. Pace your meals to stay full. Also, try to eat the same time every day and pay attention to your hunger signals. If your an emotional eater, like me, these signals are essential to success.
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A well stocked spice cabinet will add flavor to your meals without the calories. Think outside the box when using them. I like to add a pinch of Old Bay seafood spices to my scrambled eggs or sprinkle Zatar on my cottage cheese. I highly recomment Penzeys Spice Company. The spices are fresh and cheaper than the grocery store. When you do a mail order with them-they always toss in a "treat " for you
When a recipe calls for several different spices, I find it is best to mix the spices together in a very small bowl before adding to recipe. Allows for consistent coverage of foods. There are certain combinations of spices that I use frequently. I have these premixed in their own spice jars.
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