Bringing this out of comments from yesterday: big props to Vickie for reminding me about the wonder of cucumbers!!
I am LOVING them as a chip or cracker substitute. I'm a snacker and a dipper. I use these to dip in fat free cottage cheese, salsa, red pepper/artichoke tapanade (my new fat-free, lo-cal fave from Trader Joes), etc. etc. I think I'm saving hundreds or millions of calories this way!! And I do not miss the chip or cracker which, to me, is usually just a means to get the dip to my mouth. ;-) Yum yum.
I'm also going to try roasted zucchini for this.
And my always favorite snack: artichokes.
These are the ways I'm currently avoiding the "bad" snacks.
Still no effect from stopping aspartame. And I'm also still not feeling very peppy when I wake up in the morning...I thought that would be better after laying off the booze. :-(