Are you putting any zing into your recipes? Such as broccoli stir fried with garlic, toasted shallots, and sesame seeds? Crustless quiches baked in the oven? If made with cream or whipping cream, becomes almost custard-like.
Sugar-free chocolate pudding mix, 1 and 1/2 boxes mixed with one cup cream and one cup milk or skim milk and makes chocolate mousse. I actually add in some dark chocolate shavings or some nuts for the crunch.
Beef and broccoli stir-fry? Chinese style, also with toasted sesame seeds thrown in. Chicken soup with home-made wontons. Curried cream of cauliflower soup. Cream of mushroom soup made with different types of fresh mushrooms. Cream of broccoli soup, or cream of spinach soup.
Spinach dip.............just without the bread bowl.
Smoked salmon dip or salad made with can of smoked salmon, hard-boiled eggs chopped, small chopped onion, mayo, and a hint of lemon juice.
Shrimp salad made with either the larger shrimp cut to chunks, or the small salad shrimp, celery, chopped red bell pepper, mayo.....great with a slice of swiss cheese over the top and heated in the oven. Tuna-melt without the bread.
Right now, I think my waist is the same size that it was in high-school, and that was a very long time ago for me. We don't have all of the low-carb foods over here, so my food are all quite fresh and healthy.
No sugar-free drinks for me, just hot tea with lime, or lime juice (made simialr to lemonade, but only with Splenda, helps with the diet also, my secret weapon over here. Try incorporating some lime or lemon into your diet everyday.
Hope that this gives you a start..................