Sometimes I enjoy a tea or a soda for most of the day, but it's not at breakfast lunch or dinner. So I put drinks on my tracker. Now I can look and see it may not be just the snacks, it could be what I drink!
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My best bet for getting in at least 10 cups per day is "chug counting". Measure out 1 c. and count how many big, consecutive swallows it takes to drink it (for me, it's 12). I get water from the tap and know that when I count to my magic number of chugs, 8 oz. is down for the day! 91
Every time I think I want to eat or drink something that is not positive for my weight, my diabetes or my high cholesterol condition, I stop and say, "I DON'T NEED THAT." Emphasis on the word NEED. Seems simple, but it works for me.
Instead, if I am home, I drink cold water with fresh lemon or lime squeeze. If I am out, I breathe deeply 6 counts in, 6 counts hold and 6 count slow release. 334
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