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Tip of the day #1

Tip for weightloss!!!!~ here we go -

To stop eating excess calories from high calorie snacks, try to keep all your snacks in ONE specific spot in your kitchen (and all of these snacks have to be healthy, low calorie, snacks! Examples of delicious, healthy snacks below!)

By keeping all your snacks in one place, you know exactly where to go to when you get that sudden craving - and you won't have to look around for a snack - hopefully not a high calorie one!

Always eat your snack in ONE location. Don't walk around to other parts of your house, etc, just stay still and finish eating it!! If you bring food everywhere with you, you'll just keep eating it, and eat too much.. even if it is healthy, it doesn't mean there aren't any calories! So if you have to eat, just eat in one specific location. Finish your food there, feel satisfied, and go back to where you were before. By the way, that one specific location SHOULD NOT be in front of a computer, tv, or anything distracting. You can accidentally eat too much if you are distracted by something!

Tip from creative1287: If you want a snack, check first to see if you're thirsty rather than hungry. Thirst can easily be mistaken for hunger! (oh, by the way - stay away from sweet drinks! They can easily have so many calories!!!)

A list of suggestions of healthy snacks (use your judgement):
  • plain popcorn
  • dried fruit
  • trail mix (careful, nuts have lots of calories and fat, but it is good for you in small portions)
  • yogurt
  • fresh fruit juices
  • raw vegetables (go easy on the dressing, or get used to eating it without any!)
  • salads
  • cheese
  • milk
  • tortilla chips
  • boiled eggs
  • pretzels
  • whole grain crackers, etc.
  • there's many many more.....~ ^^
  • water chestnuts (thirst quenching...- from cherlo)
Hope this tip helped~ <3


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 20th, 2009 08:21 am (UTC)
just another snack I want to add to the list of goodies ^^
water chestnuts!!
I honestly think water chestnuts are the best thing EVER
not only do they help me out when I am thirsty, they also help me when I have a sudden craving for sweets ^^
Nov. 20th, 2009 08:22 am (UTC)
Re: snacks
dude but peeling them are soo annoying
Nov. 20th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Re: snacks
its worth it its worth it^^
Nov. 21st, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
hi, just joined. sounds like this will be a good group =)
Nov. 21st, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
oh and also, if you want a snack, make sure you arent thirsty too. sometimes you can mistake hunger for thirst.
Nov. 21st, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Hey~ thanks for the tip, I'll add it to the post above ^^
Thank you for joining the community~! I've been trying to get more people to join, but I don't really know how...
have you been keeping a diet journal on LJ?
Nov. 21st, 2009 06:38 am (UTC)
its an everything journal. you could try sending the link to people you know online who are looking for a weight loss group. search people who have weight loss as an interest and invite them
Nov. 21st, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
another tip
Hi guys~

So I am just eating my breakfast right now and I just decided on a new trick that I think I am going to try out and thought that I would share it with you guys

right now I am eat cereal and to make sure that I am watching how much I eat/pour out, I am using cup to measure the -skim- milk and cereal (1 cup each xD) I've only started so I am not sure if it will be helpful, I think it will to some extent, at least I'll know how much I am eating, and make sure you check you the nutritional facts on the box =], so you know how many calories you're taking in etcetc

hope this helps! I'll let you know if I am keeping up with this in a few days
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