Try sucking on a red-hot jaw breaker or a tootsie pop to curb that sweet tooth! Brushing your teeth with cinnamon flavored toothpaste also helps.
Add spices or chiles to flavor food. Food that is loaded with flavor will stimulate your taste buds and be more satisfying so you won’t eat as much.
Think you are hungry? You might just be thirsty. Drink a tall glass of cold water and wait 20 minutes. Dehydration makes you think you are hungry when you are not.
Decaf tea is another drink that can curb dehydration and makes you feel less hungry.
Never buy treats impulsively; instead when you see those pastries or chips in the grocery store move on and tell yourself, “I will come back for these when I am finished shopping.” Chances are that you won’t go back for them and if you do at least it was a deliberate decision.
Never, never go more than 4 hours without a healthy snack. This way you can keep your metabolism humming along and you won’t overeat because you are ravenous.
Measure your cocktails. One glass of wine should be 5 oz for about 100 calories and 1 cocktail should be about 1 1/2 oz of liquor.
Want to try a new snack?
Spread a TB of natural peanut butter over a banana and roll in 1 TB of granola. Eat immediately or freeze.
Want a new idea for breakfast?
Blend together 8 oz of V8 Fusion Light, with a 10 oz. bag of organic frozen mixed berries and 1 scoop of whey or soy protein powder.