Planning is Key
Tracking and planning make you aware of what you’re eating, and how much you are eating. Our staff is sharing their tips for helping you focus on the small, simple things you can do like planning for your next meal.
- Pack a healthy lunch in the morning while you're still motivated to have a healthier food day. Even if you work from home, knowing it's waiting in the fridge when you're hungry with no last minute temptations is helpful. A really cute lunch bag or box is fun too! — Staff, Sara M.
- Roast Butternut Squash in the oven and substitute it for home fries or other potato dishes. Delicious and easy! — Staff, Pam H.
- Never forget we know what you are going through. I'll never forget the first time I mentioned at a meeting, the enormous amount of food I would eat prior to "starting" a diet. I truly thought I was the only one who did that, and while most of the room nodded affirmatively, I knew I was in the right place. — Staff, Deb W.
- Work in foods that are important to you. If you LOVE a certain food, make a plan to include it on a regular basis. Here's how; you can eat lower point value foods that day-thus saving your daily points, use some or all of your weekly point allowance or use some of your FitPoints to make it work. No food is off limits. — Staff, Pat A.
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