10 learned behaviors that help keep you thin

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Here are ten more tips to help you when you are on a diet.

1)Here’s a quote I say to myself when I want to cheat: “Even though I overeat in private, my excess poundage is there for all the world to see how foolish I have been.”

2)”I eat because I think it can solve my problems. When I have chocolate, it cures headaches and mental blocks. When I am depressed, I have ice cream, when I am angry, eating helps me calm down. After all that eating I get upset. because I’m going to gain weight, then I eat even more.” (Try writing this down and stick it to the fridge.)

3)When dining out and the portions are too large, try over salting the extra before you start eating. I find that it’s easier to say no before I have even taken a bite and no one else at the table has to know my willpower is weak!

4) Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.

5)When I feel bad about throwing away left-overs, I say “I’d rather waste it than wear it”.

6)Add the cereal TO the milk instead of adding milk to the cereal, and just sprinkle about 1/4 of what you think you’ll eat, then add more. WHY? First because its always crunchy then, and second, you’ll eat MORE cereal and less milk.

7) Keep variety in your diet. Make sure that at each meal you have a variety of temperatures, textures, and flavors. This satisfies all cravings and you will find that you eat less at each meal and are not hungry for snacks.

8)A cup of warm water with a teaspoon of tea and a tablespoon of cider vinegar after every meal helps keep your weight down. It will also make you sleep well and take away any tiredness.

9) Water packed tuna is virtually fat free and is good for any meal (even breakfast).

I’ve found that tuna can be mixed with any fat free salad dressing or plain non-fat yogurt and it tastes better than mayo!

Experiment with tuna, add relish, tomato, basil, fat free swiss cheese.

10) I have found that if you have a tendency to snack a lot and have a sweet tooth, keep some hard candy around instead of cookies and chocolate.