Anyway, I "cope" with these challenges by loading up on fruits and vegetables that are packed with micronutrients even before I leave the house. That way, I feel less guilty if I indulge. I don't indulge as much as I used to though. That almost makes me cry whenever I eat out because I want to order one selection from each course. Oh, well.
I often start my day with about 2-3 glasses of fresh juice. I usually have a green juice made with whatever combination of fresh produce is available (spinach, broccoli, lettuce, zucchini etc), mixed with ginger, lemon, cucumber, apple or pineapple. I also have beet juice every single day because I used to be anemic and I was even hospitalized because of it. My beet juice usually has, beets of course, squash, a carrot, ginger, an apple or an orange.
Ginger is a big part of my daily life now. I buy usually a few kilos every week. I panicked one time when Landmark ran out. I couldn't believe they ran out! How was that even possible?! Fortunately, I still have some left at home. Whew! Disaster averted. LOL.
My day won't be complete without my fresh juice and I can't seem to sleep well if I don't have some fresh juice at night when I get home from work.
I just hope this excess 20 lbs would just come off already!