You can rid yourself of excess weight and protect your health by changing the way you snack. Check out this list for ideas about how to snack less and make smarter choices.
How to Snack Less
Be mindful. Are you surprised to find you've eaten half a cake when you really meant to have one slice? You'll probably be satisfied with less food if you pay attention to each bite. Turn off the TV and chew slowly.
Leave the table. It's difficult to tell when dinner ends and snacking starts if you sit around nibbling leftovers on the serving platters. Clear the table and go for a walk.
Drink up. Many people think they are hungry when they are actually thirsty. The next time you want a snack, drink a glass of water to see if the desire to snack goes away.
Sleep well. Chronic fatigue can also make you want to eat. Go to bed on time and practice good sleep habits.
Chew gum or Drink Tea. Sugar-free gum or tea are ideal snacks. Satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy chewing without consuming any calories. Gum even helps to clean up bacteria in your mouth in between brushing and flossing. Caffeine free flavored teas are great substitutes for snacking.
Keep a log. You may be snacking more than you think. Use your phone or a notebook to track what's really going on.
Manage stress. Are you eating as a distraction to deal with difficult emotions? Call a friend or listen to music instead. Run in the morning or go to the gym after work. And finally, listening to a hypnosis recording can change your state and have you relaxed and feeling in control once again.