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Help....I'm addicted to Fast Food!

Monday, March 14, 2011

I've been keeping track of my expenses for the past 6 months or so and I eat out way too much. I need to find a way to curve the cravings for cheap fast food and just buckle down and make my own lunch or dinner and eat out only once or twice a month. The problem I have is that during the week I'm home alone while my kids are at school and in my mind it's cheaper for me to have a "treat" and not have to spend money on them also, or when I get home from work alot of times I'm starving and don't want to wait for dinner to finish cooking so I use that excuse to eat out. I really do want to cut down because I know it's the cause of my regain in weight. I really need some support in this area.
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    If you are home alone during the week, it's a great opportunity to cook ahead for "go to" quick meals. I cook something on the weekend or on one evening and package the remainder in idividual containers to refrigerate or freeze. That gives me things to pack for lunch or to fix quickly when I come home at night. I also chop a whole head of lettuce and all the veggies I want in it, put in a big Tupperware bowl or salads. It may be a dinner salad or a side salad, but it's ready. If you do this, committ to eating salad everyday if you're by yourself. If you put it in Tupperware and eat a few dinner salads and the rest in side salads, you should be able to get through it without it turning brown.

    I used to "grab and go" a lot before I stated SP and started doing what I described above. I rarely eat out now.
    3606 days ago
    You can do this! I have also realized this past month that we eat out more that We should am and going to change my ways! Hope that you can find the time to prepare ahead which really helps!
    3606 days ago
  • ROZELL99
    I had a similar problem. Eating a high fiber snack in between meals gives me more control and stops hunger from driving the train. Good luck in finding a solution that works for you.
    3606 days ago
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