Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Be Prepared!

Weight Loss Wednesday is back again and today's tip is not just for Boy Scouts!

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One of the many excuses reasons we give for not being able to loose weight is a lack of willpower and sugary treats just appearing in our hands

For me it was more to do with a lack of preparation and relying on the crisps and snacks readily available in newsagents

How do I avoid indulging in these snacks?

I always make sure I have a snack bar in my hand, like the 1.5 WeightWatcher points worth

Special K bars

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and Slim Fast Peanut bars

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(for those of us that are Reese’s fans these are a chocolate-y godsend!)

Snack a Jacks are a savoury snack with most flavours being a 1.5pts value . I keep a variety of them in my draw at work for elevenses

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I LOVE jacket potatoes with cheese for lunch but unfortunately the portion of cheese offered in works lunch bar is rather large

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To avoid extra calories/WW points on Sunday’s I weigh out 1.5 – 2pt portions of grated cheese and store in small pots for the week and bring them into work with me to add to a plain potato I purchase

This way I can keep track of what I’m eating and the points I’ve used for the day – no excuses for eating badly as everything I need is to hand and fits with my eating plan

How do you keep hunger at bay?

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18 comments:

  1. Hi Victoria, I haven't participated lately in the Weight Loss Wednesday, but I agree preperation is key, it even prepares your mind to do well! I love having the 2 point ww snacks on hand too, and also love their ice creams and desserts, they are yummy and guilt free! Suzie

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  2. Hi Doll!
    OMG went on the scale after my son left for Arizona and UGH gained about 6 pounds! All our late night snacking and finals from school late night studying caught up with me! Luck for me is I don't notice it in my clothes or I would so be crying! Those bagged salty snacks look good, never seen them here. Now who has received some real cuties?? Are you getting squished in your space yet? I know I am here!LOL Take care cute one, think of you often wishing I was there with you! I so am craving traveling to Europe! Love,Lori

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  3. Right at this very moment I'm struggling!! (shush stomach!)

    I always go wrong at the snacking so try to stop the crisps and chocolate during the day at work.

    I have my wheetabix in the morning before I come to work and bring in a couple of slices of bread to have about 10.30. Then for when the mid afternoon boredom munchies hit I have a yoghurt to hand to try and stave them off.

    where I go wrong is when I get home!

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  4. ..you make me hungry..even if they are diet snacks! ;-)
    ..I should start a proper diet, I've had too much choc in the last few days..

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  5. I have a big piece of homemade fruit cake in my hand - I have a horrible feeling that you are going to tell me that this is most likely to be contributing to weight gain rather than loss - I feel quite guilty now!

    Pomona x

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  6. Fantastic tips - thank you. You're absolutely right in that Weight Watchers calls for lots of organisation (not one of my finer skills).

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  7. Good for you Victoria, I salute you,

    Sarah x

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  8. Slimfast bars are pretty decent tasting -- I eat the high protein, low-carb ones and they are like a full meal and totally handy.

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  9. These little bars are perfect to carry in our purse...you never know when you need a little something in between meals....good idea. hugs, Linda

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  10. those snacks sound ideal. Trouble is, when the munchies hit my willpower melts like snow in June, and I would scoff the entire box. Sadly not a joke! I'm a piggy McPiglet!

    I ought to give it a whirl though, I'd dearly love to lose some of my lard. :O) x

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  11. I agree entirely! I have really noticed the difference in myself by being prepared!

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  12. The Special K bars are quite delish!

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  13. great tips hun, as always... i must do the cheese one as that is one of my weaknesses.
    see you soon. Tx

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  14. Victoria darling, carrot, apple and celery pieces with a little peanut butter or a slice of cheese is what I carry with me. I also have a bottle of water with lemon at all times and of course a hot cup of tea. Your tips are so helpful, I will try the bars.

    Thank you darling for your good wishes, we both appreciate it tremendously. My dad had a marvelous time and is already looking forward to his next birthday.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  15. I don't think we have those ww snacks here. I'll have to check. Good tips!!

    Sand xox

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  16. maybe the toffee apple cake I made yesterday was not such a good idea after all - must get my head into weight loss zone - thanks for tips x

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