I have found carrying around my own measured healthy snacks and iced tea or water really help me avoid snacking on "oh no!" foods.
Kale chips, small salads, sliced veggies, fruit, and nuts are a great way to portion out and manage your snacking urges and hunger!
AWESOME job going veg! Check out the book "Skinny Bitch". It changed my life. "Forks Over Knives" and "Food, INC." films (netflix) have influenced 3 friends to go veg, and another to hugely modify their diet.
The last month or so I have been doing so much research on getting healthy. My family history has so many bad things, High Blood Pressure, Heart disease, Cancer etc and I realized the weight will get me to those points real quick. After weeks and weeks of reading and searching and reading more I decided that I needed to try vegetarian, but with limits. I am not willing to give up a good steak once in a while,
I realized that our bodies really know how to process and use the veggies and fruits a lot better then meat and 100% better then processed foods. So I am trying to live by the moto if I have to read a food label it is probably not something I should put in my body...well, with limits there too.
The funny thing is my family (2 kids, hubby and mom lives with us) have not even really noticed the change. Just yesterday, for the first time, my mom said to me, "You are becoming a real chef honey! I just realized tonight we have not had one meal with meat all week and I love each one." When I told her it had been 2 weeks (basically) she was shocked! Now that's good. Even my meat loving kids are enjoying it.
I will look for those books. Anything to gain more knowledge and get more healthy! Thank you for the suggestions! I think I am going to be falling under the Flexitarians...some meat sometimes but the bulk of my nutrition is vegetarian. Are you a vegetarian? Vegan or lacto-ovo? Anyway, thanks again!