Plan, plan, plan. I make batches of healthy snacks which need no refrigeration. Example : sugar free meringues, I change the flavouring often so I don't get bored ; meat crisps (put lean meat in the oven until it is crispy). I keep tupperwares at work and home, and refresh them regularly. That way if I have a pang for something sweet or salty I do not have excuses to make poor choices.
If you are not creative, look on the internet or Spark Recipes. Loads of people invest time in sharing their diet culinary successes so you can enjoy them!
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I have found that if I change to "diet" foods, low fat, no fat, low calorie, I cannot stick to the diet plan and I give up. With the SP website you can re-teach yourself to eat all of the foods that you currently eat with portion control and calorie counting. I am successfully losing a lb. a week.
Diet soda is nothing but trouble, especially for those of us who become addicted. 234
If you quit drinking diet soda and replace it with water and/or tea with no artificial sweetener, you will be amazed at how much easier it is to stick to your diet plan. I lost 5 pounds of bloating the first week I quit diet soda. I was drinking anywhere from 3 to 10 cans of soda a day. Not good!
The moment I decided to cut back on bread, potatoes & pasta, the weight loss increased significantly. I am not only Italian & love my pasta, but I'm also "carbo girl" & can eat bread plain w/o butter. I made the decision to limit bread & pasta to just twice a week .
Limiting these favorite foods of mine not only helped increase my weight loss significantly, but it gave me something to look forward to. I found myself really sticking to my diet plan so I wouldn't blow the bread/pasta/potatoe day coming up. It also got me in the habit of eating more vegetables.
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