When you buy a new loaf of bread, take the stale loaf and make up a bunch of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Don't forget to measure and use lower fat, lower sugar ingredients. :) Put them in individual sandwich ziploc bags and freeze them. Any time you need a quick grab n go meal, you can pop one in the toaster oven for 5 minutes, and you have a great toasted PBJ. You've saved money (didn't throw out the bread, didn't buy meal bars), and you know exactly what you're eating. And yummy!
You need a toaster oven. Benefits: convenient protein, fruit snack
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This might sound funny, but I actually have a cheer for myself that I often say in the shower. The power of positive thinking does seem to work. The cheer is: Go, metabolism, go (go, go, go) Go, metabolism, go! You know what to do You can work it out Go, metabolism, go (go, go, go)
When it gets hard to get in all the water you should drink I go for either sparkling water with lemon or lime (other fruits would work as well) or Clear American (available at Wal-Mart), which is also a easy way to sneak in some vitamins as some of them contain vitamins and/or minerals that we need for health reasons.
If you go the sparkling water rout the only calories you get are from your fruit, if you go with Clear American there are zero calories
Log in to SP every day and go immediately to Sparkpoints to spin the wheel, then enter your food, exercise and other goals for the day. Then read encouraging blogs from others and you've started the day right.
Seeing your weight go down and your Sparkpoints go up is a great motivator.
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