(Closed) How can I stick to my meal plan??

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Pack yourself some healthy snacks that include proteins and complex carbs (dry roasted almonds with dried cranberries and dark chocolate covered raisins; yogurt with lowfat granola; apple slices with peanut butter; edamame; etc.)…eat those whenever you have a craving for your fries or cookies.  Pack your lunches, too, if you find that you eat out & can’t turn down that cheeseburger or creamy curry.  Good Luck!

Post # 4
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447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I try and keep a healthy snack with me and have that when I’m tempted with something.  Or I tell myself, “I can have the cookie, but only if I have some carrots first,” and by the time I’m done with the carrots I’m not hungry anymore and resisting the cookie is easier.

You also may want to lift some light weights every day.  If you build more muscle mass, you burn more calories with your every day activities, so that walk from the train will be even more beneficial.

Post # 6
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My biggest problems are mistaking thirst for hunger and not being able to stop eating when I’m full, because it all tastes so good!  So what I try to do is drink a good amount of water when I feel hungry to make sure I’m really hungry, and just remind myself that I’ve had enough of whatever I’m eating and that less food now means leftovers later. 

Post # 7
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950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@so_said_ellie: Go with the fresh fruit and veg…maybe even when out, relegate yourself to the full course salad section & then, if still hungry after the whole salad, order something else.  (kinda like the carrot trick, but on the full meal scale). 

@Twista: I’m sooo going to try your water idea!

Post # 8
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225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I agree with packing your lunch & drinking tons of water … those two things help me a lot. My main plan is “everything in moderation”. I have lots of fresh fruit, veggies, and lean meats (usually fish) for my main courses & then am very careful with the portion size of my snacks.

Example – I love tortilla chips…I know they aren’t really offering me a lot, nutritionally speaking, but if I just ban them from my life, someday I will be near them and unable to stop myself! So…a few times a week I measure out a serving size in a measuring cup or tiny bowl and enjoy. I buy the one serving ice cream cups and have one for dessert every once in awhile too. A half gallon of ice cream in my freezer is just too tempting for me!

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