Top 10 1200isplenty tips

I cut this avocado for breakfast yesterday, and am about to have it for dinner -- there are hardly any brown spots! Storing a cut avocado in a plastic container covered with water has been such a game changer

If you have leftovers, calculate out the portions and write with a dry erase marker on the Tupperware. Comes off easily, and helps with calculating calories later on in the week.

Use plain Greek yogurt instead of mayo for a cleaner taste, small protein boost, and less fat!

Double the veggies, halve the grains — 267 cals for mushroom barley soup with beef

I like to make my daytime food very planned out and low calorie so I can eat freedom for dinner (aka whatever I want within reason).

Warm up your chocolate based Fiber One bars. Makes them 100x better.

I love Fiber One bars. They’re awesome, low cal and have good flavors. My favorites are the chocolate chip cookie and chocolate fudge brownie. I usually eat them just straight out of the package. I decided today I like warm cookies, wouldn’t this be good warmed up?Dear lord. I feel like it changed the whole flavor profile. The melty chocolate on top, the soft chocolate chips in the center, the warm soft cookie. It even took away that weird tang they have. I highly recommend this.

When you are eating, SLOW DOWN.

I'm sitting in the break room at work and the two other people in here are shoveling food onto their mouths so fast I don't know if they're even taking time to breathe. When I realized I was putting food into my mouth before I even swallowed the last bite I realized how automatic and uncontrolled my eating was. I see it a lot and I know it's not just me. When you're eating, take a moment to really chew and swallow each bite. Pay attention to what you're doing. Since I stopped shoveling food I've felt like I needed less to be satisfied.One more tip while we're at it, halfway through your meal it helps to stop for a few minutes and evaluate how much more food you really need. Are you still hungry? If you really don't have that feeling of hunger, pack up the rest and have it later. This will really save you calories when you are fully aware of your body signals. Hope this helps at least someone out there!

Mix hummus with salsa for more volume! (113kcal for this whole snack plate)

Add riced cauliflower to any ground meat to bulk up the volume for just ~50 calories!