Making the commitment to lose weight gives you a great feeling. You’ve taken control of your life and you’re looking forward to getting healthier day by day. But then reality steps in.
Managing Food Temptations
The fact is that it can be hard to eat healthy—not just in making the right food choices but in the extra time it can take to prepare those good-for-you meals and snacks. When you’re hungry, it’s so easy to reach for a bag of chips or box of cookies if there’s nothing better on hand or nothing you can fix in a matter of minutes.
But with a little imagination, you can create meals and snacks that are not only fast, but also healthy. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Tips For Taking Control of What You Eat
- CREATE MEAL PLANS – This is often the hardest habit to get into, but once you start it brings amazing results. Take time on the weekend to plan out your meals for the week, or at least your dinners. Try one new recipe each week to keep things interesting.
- MAKE EASY-REACH HEALTHY SNACKS – Wash and cut your favorite fruits and veggies, then put them into containers in your fridge. Storing them at eye-level helps you spot them quickly so you can make a better choice.
- DONE-FOR-YOU SMOOTHIE PACKS – Put all your smoothie ingredients into a zip-lock bag and then freeze them. You can write any additional non-frozen ingredients or directions on the front of the bag. Then just grab a bag and throw in your blender or food processor for a meal or snack.
- DRINK MORE WATER! – Sometimes when you think you’re hungry, you’re actually thirsty… so do your body a favor and reach for a glass of water!
In the battle to lose and control your weight, any idea might be the one that keeps you on track. Give these a try, and keep up the great work!
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