Secrets of Success

Satisfied Not Deprived!



Plan meals around a small "core" of something you like that's satisfying and nutritious, such as a grilled chicken breast and a small portion of macaroni and cheese. Then fill out your meal with lots of low cal veggies - raw, roasted, steamed, etc.

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You get lots of chewing time; lots of hand-to-mouth action; you eat your meal more slowly. All these things help you feel FULL when you're done, NOT deprived at all.

Roast cookie sheets of veggies, lightly spritzed w/ olive oil, 400 deg. 20-30 min. Save them in zip locks, add to every meal!

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  • Just a few bites of something, like mac and cheese, can satisfy those cravings. - by -POLEDANCEGIRL-
  • AKINOM523
    Sounds like a great idea, will try that, thanks! - by AKINOM523
  • Thanks Karen. I like vegetables anyway, so roasting extra to use later would work great for me. Donna - by DGAIL51
  • Any item that requires a lot of chewing is needed on my menu. A lot of the time I crave something just for the chewing action when I'm not really hungry. Thanks for the tip on roasting veggies. Hope to try it out this weekend. - by MOGAL1946
  • Great idea, Karen. It starts on a positive note with the core being something you really like, rather than feeling deprived. - by ZEEDRA
    Roasted vegetables are wonderful!. I do this every week after shopping for fresh vegetables. - by FISHINGLADY66
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    Kay - by KAYYVAUGHN
  • Thank you so much for sharing this, Karen! You are right, I do enjoy problem I have is that I am still afraid to have even a few bites of some things and this gives me so great ideas to try things at first (safER) and then work on from there. And I LOVE my veggies so that would be great! GREAT help, Karen!
    Gaye - by GABY1948
    The roasted veggies sound fabulous :) - by BARBIECAT
  • This is a great idea. It would be a healthy choice for everyone you are cooking for. - by BERNIESSOAPS

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