If your craving something that is out of your calorie range, create and play in the kitchen to create a new healthier version. Another good one is to use substitues, freeze pudding cups for 3 hours - is just like soft ice cream and alot less calories and portion controlled.
I buy prepackaged yougurts and puddings and freeze early in the day, log it into my calories, and then later on in the day is a substitute for ice cream-
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In order to get 8 glasses a day I add a few slices of apple or cucumber or sprigs of mint to my water. It helps to keep me interested in the water instead of getting bored of the taste. I also drink it through a straw which helps me drink more, faster without realizing. Get lemon wedges at restaurants instead of soda or iced tea and avoid the packets of flavor since there is a lot of added sugar. Keep it natural and experiment!
You can flavor water with pretty much anything - melon, any citrus (I love limes) just get creative for a subtle flavor!
Do something creative. It feels good, takes your mind off food and diet. It makes you feel accomplished. It is a great release of tension. It gives you something to focus on. Music. Art. Writing. What ever you can be creative with.
I'm trying to eat more meatless meals but I need help being creative. I go to stores like Whole Foods or markets that make some great salads and sides with beans and sample. I buy a small portion and if I like it I get creative and make my own version.
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