For the munchies (and they hit all of us) I put together a plate of fresh veggies and make it look as good as if it was for company. It makes me feel special, and it seems more satisfying! Presentation is everything !!
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Work on your presentation. Food taste better when it looks good on the plate. Play around with diffferent plating options. Creative presentations can get you engaged with your meal and you won't think of it as less or healthy it will just be good food!!!!140
When trying to eat healthier, or learning to cook healthier, what helps me keep from thinking of "diet" is presentation. I go through the trouble of setting the table, plating the food and making everything beautiful! It helps remind me that I'm doing something special for myself!
The benefits are obvious, the effort you put into it and the final presentation are mini rewards to yourself. You aren't just getting healthier, eating better, but you're also pampering yourself!
I wrote a blog recently that truly summarizes my new philosophy.
Be kinder to yourself than you would be to others! You are the only you that you have! Don't worry about the scale, but whether you made a plan and stuck to it. Did you do something good for you today! That is way more important than any number on a scale or blood pressure cuff! Keep your streaks and be proud of the little things you do!!!! 306104 Cheer yourself on!!!
Smile as it really does improve your mood!
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