I find that am not nearly as tempted by the chips and ice cream at the grocery store if I make detailed menus in my Nutrition Tracker while I am creating my grocery list.
I plan the next 7 days down to the last calorie. When I go to the store, I know that if I add a treat, something on my list must go to keep within my calorie limit. I remind myself that trading junk food for a healthy item does not help me reach my goal.
Occasionally I do decide on the junk food trade, but now it is a very conscious decision.
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I started using TVP, textured vegetable protein in most of my meat cooking. It looks a bit like oatmeal. Use about a 1c to 1 1/2c in a meat sauce, or a 1c + 1c water, let rehyd in lean ground meat, it has no fat but all the protein. TVP is tasteless, it takes on the favors you add, wonderful stuff.
You can find TVP in most health stores and grocery stores
Hi! I like to chew on a mint (like Altoid) or mint flavored sugarless gum (like Extra Polar Ice) to get me through a time of tempting nibbles or snacking. These times for me are: after school grocery store trip when I am hungry for snacks, also it helps me avoid those tempting sample trays that sit out in the isles of the grocery store; socials after work or at church, where there are lots of tempting snacks awaiting me. Overcoming these temptations gives me a feeling of positive gratitude,
I recently bought a "PURE" water bottle with freezer stick and water filter system. Its a 32oz bottle with the water filter inside. I don't like tap water and have spent a lot of money on bottled and when I found this buy for $10.00 I thought it was a steal the filter is supposed to last for 300 fill ups. The water taste great.91
I found this at my local Hannaford Grocery store30
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