Sonya - posted on 03/25/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
I Have noticed how much more i think about what i am preparing foods with to lower the calorie count, not that I have a specific amount of calories per day...
Before, when I would moderate food, that was all, i didnt think about HOW i was preparing foods like now. Such as sour cream in mashed potatoes. I loved it, now I skip it, and yea, the potatoes arent as creamy, but they arent as fatty either, and I feel better about what they may do to my waistline! Or i love dressings on my salads, and cheese, before i would just toss a bunch on and now, i moderate it to a healthier level.
I have also taken a tip from this group and bought myself some portioned kids plates. IT WORKS!!! I am always satisfied with my meal, and I make sure my main dish is the veggies or fruits, and have a big glass of water on the side. Believe me, I didnt think I could ever eat off of those plates and be happy with it, but the scale doesn't lie!!!
Its still a learning experience for me, and still plenty of room here for improvement after years of cooking one way, then to make the change for my health and waistline.