The smoothies are a good idea! You're right about milk being filling. I am not a milk lover, but I will be more mindful of having those smoothies. I will use skim milk, vanilla sf/ff pudding and fruit. I have also realized that I can nibble on watermelon when I get the munchies, so that will help. I, too, try to be mindful of having protein with or in whatever I am eating. I did the zone for a while and was very aware of how much less hungry I was when I did that. I've been collecting recipes today, so I will be trying some of those to help keep things exciting. Thanks for coming back to talk to me; it means a lot.