Pre-Portion Fruits And Veggies To Take On The Run!
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I like to cut up, portion/weigh fruits and veggies into baggies and write the weight in grams on the bag so they ready for me to grab quickly as I leave for work in the morning. This makes it quick and easy to eat and track! They are also perfect snack size, and helps me get my 5 a day (minimum) in easily!
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Keep something healthy and convenient at the front of your fridge so you can grab it quickly when you need something NOW. Whether you pre-package your own portions or use grocery store convenience foods like carrot snack packs, it will make a huge difference in what you eat if it's something easy for you to grab.
You can pre-portion salad into bowls, pre-cut vegetables for snacking, and pre-portion nuts so you don't overdo it.
I refuse to pay more for less. Those cute little individual packages of snacks for kids and other controlled portion needs are every where! They are bad for my budget and the environment. I just measure out 100 calorie servings or 1 serving size and store them in tiny reusable bowls with lids. The kids love to help and it might take me 20 minutes a month. It also helps to make sure i do not grab the whole box of cheese-its when watching a movie! 432
I also pre-cut celery, carrots and other fruits and veggies so they become a quick and covenant snack.
For me healthy eating is mostly about portion control, increasing my veggies and fruits, and decreasing my carb and fat intake. But how to do? I plate my veggies and fruits first, I know that my veggies and fruit should take up more than half of my plate so I make sure they do, then I can plate a smaller portion of protein and carbs. 41 I also make sure that I start with my fruits & veggies first, this way I get my servings in for the day and my full meter rings at the carbs & protein!!
I tack a yogurt onto the beginning of one meal to improve my digestion for the day and either start the day or end the day well. Also, before the meal that I tend to over- eat in I gulp a glass of water about 10-15 minutes before hand to "fill me up" before hand as a physical reminder.. 15
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