I found one of the most helpful things for me as I started my journey was telling everyone about the things I was learning and what I had accomplished. It drove my friends crazy, I'm sure, but by constantly talking about the process it kept it at the forefront of my mind and kept me passionate about it! PASSION = MOTIVATION = SUCCESS!
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When cooking or eating the smallest changes can make a big difference such as using non fat sour cream and lower fat cheeses. That is also true when eating condiments. I always go for the liter versions. I also try to stay away from white flour and sugar. I try to eat whole wheat products.
Don't be afraid to try lower fat options.
It may sound strange coming from an adult, but don't be afraid of the baby food aisle! The Gerber Graduates for toddlers line has low calorie finger/snack foods for kids, but grown-ups can eat them, too. There are healthy cereal and fruit bars and the apple cinnamon grain puffs are great mixed into greek yogurt!
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