🥑 Eat Good Feel Good 🥑
To start the year with some healthy habits, we have some tips for you to Curb Excessive Snacking. When it comes to snacks, they can make or break your diet. Snack smart, and you’ll keep hunger at bay and fuel your body. Snack wrong, and you can eat hundreds of extra calories without realizing it.
Learning to keep your snacking habits in check can be the difference of saving just a few calories or up to 1000 calories a day. The key is to learn how to snack responsibly on good quality food and to plan your snack into your day, not just eat them randomly on-the-fly. The next time you feel yourself entering the snacking zone, these tips and good snacking habits can help you to stay on track;
#1 – Time Your Meals Out
When we are trying to maintain or lose weight, stabilizing blood sugar by eating every 3-4 hours is key. When you skip meals it can cause you to become overly hungry and eat too much at your next meal and when you snack throughout the day you can lose track of your calories. So plan your snack between the long gap from lunch to dinner and set an alarm to remind yourself to eat your meals and snacks on time
#2 – Treat Your Snack Like a Meal
By not being mindful of what you’re eating can ultimately lead to OVEReating. If you actually take the time to put your snack on a plate, sit down, shut down technology, and enjoy it like a meal, you’re more likely to feel satisfied.
#3 – Include All 3 Macros (Carbs, Fats and Proteins)
The point of a snack is to keep you from bonking from low blood sugar, and to make sure you don’t hit dinner hungry 🍴 Here are few balanced snacks to consider: Organic greek yogurt with crushed walnuts and berries, Hard boiled egg with an apple, Almond butter on whole grain toast with a banana. One of the best ways to insure your snack does what it’s supposed to is to make sure it includes healthy fats, carbs, and proteins!
#4 – When You Can’t Stop
Our trick for those times when you literally can’t stop snacking: brush your teeth🦷 Who wants to eat another sweet with the taste of mint on their tongue? Other tricks; Paint your nails, do a workout, play with an app or go for a walk – anything that distracts you will stop you from going back into the kitchen. We are willing to bet you’ll forget all about that candy you were thinking of unwrapping.
#5 – Control Your Environment
It’s simple. If you find that you’re having a serious issue with self control, then don’t keep snacks in the house ❌ You can’t eat what’s not there! If a certain food is your personal kryptonite, stop buying it. It’s no fun to deprive yourself of your favorite foods, but if you find it that hard to keep yourself in check, it’s not worth keeping them around either. It’s time to stop doing what you’ve done to gain the weight and time to start making the changes you need to reach your goals. You can do it!! 💪