We try to eat healthy and eat the right foods to main diets, but snack cravings can destroy even the most sensible dieter. Cravings for small snacks throughout the day can block the road to success in your weight loss journey. Snacks can also pack on the pounds without you even realizing it. Why? Because most snacks are high in calories and low in some nutritional value. Moreover, they have not quite make you full you’re left wanting more that can get you to over-snack or overeat at the next meal. Here are some tips and tricks to avoid snacking and promote weight
Firstly, the first thing you must do to stop snacking to get rid of and home of non-welcome snacks. Ever heard the expression, “Outta Sight, Outta Mind”? It is so true. So, gather all unhealthy snacks around the house, office and car and throw them or give them someone else.
After you have gotten rid of all unhealthy snacks, replacing them with HEALTHY snacks. Carrot sticks, vegetables, cottage cheese, low-fat cheese sticks, fresh fruit, wheat Thins and other little things make all GREAT snacks.
When you are shopping around for snack foods-check food labels. Check for 4 things: calories, fat, sodium and nutritional values. For healthy snack calories should not be more than 250, the fat should be no more than 2 or 3 grams of sodium should be very low, and it should have some sort of nutrition and vitamins.
Alright, now you have replaced all the junk food for healthy food. What next? Prepare yourself! If headed to work, pack up your healthy snacks and not take money or change of buying snacks at work. This will, you will only be able to choose snacks you had with you.
It’s a good idea to plan your meals a head of time, especially if you work a lot. In this way you will keep out a goal for yourself to not eat unhealthy choices, and you’ll think before you pick up that candy bar.
Another good way to avoid snacking is to drink water when you feel you want a snack. Many times, you tired, tired, or just dehydrated which can make you feel like you need food when all you need is a few sips of water. If you can not have a full glass of ice munch on ice for a while. It does the same trick, just you actually chew it.
You should always have some sugar gum available on hand with you wherever you go. If you feel a snack craving coming on-chew sugarless gum. It has flavor, not calories and can occupy your mind long enough to chase cravings away.
The worst time for snacks at night. Create a limit on when to stop eating food for the night. The best time to stop eating for the day around 8:00 p.m.. Do not allow yourself some snacks after closing time. If you are a mid-night Muncher -. Keep a supply of healthy snacks on hand ready for your munchies
Avoid alcohol. . Cocktail time may be relaxing, but is full of empty calories. Not only will it pack on extra weight, but it can make you hungry again for the night after the meal. The alcohol in drinks sometimes makes the body think it needs more to process alcohol.
Save cocktail night for weekends ONLY!