Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul Daily Inspirations (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
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The Inspiration You Need to Make Healthy Habits Stick—for Life
Monday is for dieting. Tuesday is for cravings. Wednesday is for getting on the scale. And Thursday is for reflecting. Between struggling with cravings, deciphering nutrition labels, facing the scale, controlling portions, and setting realistic goals, it’s no wondermost diets fail . . . until now.
With a dose of Chicken Soup (low-fat, of course!), you can:
- Control cravings
- Get back on track after straying
- Eat out—and enjoy it
- Set—and achieve—your weight-loss goals
With tips, motivational messages, and an exercise, food, and mood tracking system, Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul Daily Inspirations will help you tackle the issues on the way to a healthier you.
of junk. But how do I soothe the sweet-tooth cravings? Sugar-free hot chocolate. Sugar-free root beer. A container of fat-free, sugar-free fruity yogurt. Sugar-free instant pudding is great with a cup of fat-free whipped topping whisked in. Pour it into four or five small wine glasses so when the craving hits, a beautiful parfait is waiting in the refrigerator. DIETER’S DELIGHTS & DILEMMAS APRIL 12 T oday is Big Wind Day. On April 12, 1934, in Mount Washington, New Hampshire, three
for low-fat or fat-free daily products. Once you’ve weaned yourself off whole milk or 2%, you’ll never be able to taste the difference. Enjoy that foo-id! DIETER’S DELIGHTS & DILEMMAS JUNE 22 T oday let’s work on our intellectual pursuits, specifically our creativity. All of us have the ability to be creative. We may not all be artists, but we can all come up with creative solutions to problems. Here are three easy ways to let that creative energy begin to flow. 1. Sit alone in silence
that I found in Health Magazine. Myth #1: Brown equals whole grain. Wrong. There are so many brown posers out there, companies that add color and other additives to their breads and cereals to make you think they are whole grain. The truth is that unless it says 100 percent whole wheat or whole grain, it probably isn’t. One of the many bonuses in eating whole grains is that they make us feel fuller, longer. Why eat a white-bread sandwich that’s going to leave you feeling hungry an hour later,
slow down your lifestyle, then at least follow the KISS method of success. Keep It Simple, Sweetie. Make sure you have foods on hand that are fast, easy and always ready for you to pop into your mouth when the hungries hit. You know what they are: Fresh fruit and veggie sticks. Healthy, whole-grain crackers and low-fat cheese. String cheese. Yogurt. Whole-grain breads and peanut butter. KISS! DIETER’S DELIGHTS & DILEMMAS OCTOBER 16 W ho inspires you to maintain a healthy body? My
and sometimes even the wrong kinds of foods. But knowing there are friends out there, people I haven’t even met, who are also struggling, well, it means a lot. We can do this. Today I biked eight miles. But I didn’t eat any cabbage. DIETER’S DELIGHTS & DILEMMAS FEBRUARY 7 February is American Heart month. I’ll never forget the time a man slumped over in front of my desk at work. I remembered my CPR training and quickly began a steady rhythm of heart massage and mouth-to-mouth breathing.