To lose weight and feel better I had to do something different. It began with something very simple. I picked a fruit and a vegetable that I really liked and ate it before every meal. The apple gave me great fiber and eliminated the need for junk.
It gave me the chance to really think about what I eat and began to look at each meal differently. The biggest change that happened after 6 months was weighin a chicken breast on a scale. I discovered my portions were whack!
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When I start eating something good I can't stop and end up stuffing myself.39
When I complete my portion I force myself to do something or think of anything other than the craving. Sometimes I think about the good I'm doing for myself when I stop eating even though every fat cell in my body is screaming to keep eating!! And after a while the craving subsides. 58
Whenever I get a sweet tooth instead of grabbing a piece of candy or something bad for me I grab something salty, tart or sour. I love pickles so whenever I'm craving something sweet I eat a pickle or two and my sweet tooth is gone! And since I ate something "better" for me than, say, half of the pack of oreo's staring me in the face, it keeps me on track! 7
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