one of my tricks is that it's not a diet like people think of where you starve and try to pretend you're satisfied eating just a stick of celery.
for example this is what I ate yesterday:
- 2 servings of quick oats
- 3 spoons of splenda (granulated - my bf bought me the baking stuff vs the packets but that's ok)
- 2 slices of "kids bread" (that's what the scanner called it
- 2.5 slices of ham
- 1 slice of cheese
- 2 tsp of jalepeno mustard
- 1 serving of pot roast (added recipe myself)
- 2 cups of tap water
- 2 spoons of splenda (i drank mint flavored water using the splenda & mint extract)
- 1/3 cup of steamed veggies (could have had more they were leftovers)
- 4 prunes
- 2 sugar cookies
- chocolate banana smoothie mix
- 3/4 cup whole milk
Plus I earned calories from zumba.
Believe me I wasn't starving. Although I was a *little* hungry after dinner, after I let the milkshake set in I was fine. And I actually ate under my calories for the day. And that was before factoring in my exercise points.
But my biggest issue I think is automatic eating, and my love of starchy snacks. Of course the sucky part is that we have a popcorn bucket deal at the local theatre - just $3.50 to fill that thing. And now I probably won't eat much of it.
Although... iirc we might do zumba that night too so that can help balance out the snacks.
and for portion sizes, right now I'm literally grabbing a measuring cup to be sure. Which helps out cos I didn't realize our tall glasses hold 2 cups (plus a little extra).
And when I can I use the lunch sized plates too. One cup of beans & rice look a lot bigger on a small plate than they do on the large dinner plates