Another rule I have for myself…no food after 6pm. Yes, I cook when I get home from work and yes, I don’t get to eat it if it’s too late, so I make sure to eat a HUGE salad with protein for lunch or leftovers from the night before and then if it’s before 6pm, I eat a little something something. I try to think of meals that I can freeze, crock pot or cook fast so I can eat, but it doesn’t always work that way. When I say cook fast, I DO NOT MEAN processed! Processed to me means, someone has partially digested it for me and tossed it back up for my enjoyment…pretty picture huh 🙂 I cook from scratch for the most part…baking UGH, but I’m working on that.
I don’t cook “light”, I use butter and full fat foods BECAUSE I have an issue with foods being f’d with from their naturally occurring self. So one day, I was dishing out my food and thought, this plate is just too big, I’m going to use a salad plate from now on. Note, does not work for husbands…he eyeballed me! So, I told myself eat what you want on the salad plate and if your not full have another serving, so no pressure and it’s worked! I have not gone back for seconds because I’m actually full! PLUS I can eat what I want. Now this is ME and I love food, so this is just how this has to be in order for me to be happy and I’m happy!!! You’ll notice a link to Judie’s Juices on the right (my friend) and she just started doing this as well with the same results 🙂