Sometimes I just can't help giving into a carb or sweet craving. However, when I do have it I always try to also eat a protein along with it. I eat my dark chocolate square, and then a handful of almonds. I want chips, but I'll grab a couple of slices of lunchmeat to go with it!
It helps satisfy you longer than just having an empty carb that will make you hungry in a few hours. It also helps me eat less of the not-so-good for me item. Want a cookie? Have a slice of low-fat cheese with it. Want some candy? Eat some of the leftover chicken before hand and you'll eat less!
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Eating three balanced small meals a day with 2 snacks helps to control hunger.
Also I try to workout at least 1 hour a day... at least 4 to 5 times a week on the treadmill. It has been difficult to find the time because I am taking care of my husband as he has just suffered 2 strokes & 1 small heart attack.
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