If you eat properly, you will snack less.

If you eat properly, you will snack less.

If you eat properly, you will snack less.
A simple statement…..
IF YOU EAT PROPERLY, YOU WILL SNACK LESS!
If we don’t get the breakfast, lunch and dinner right and by right, we mean, eating protein, fibre, carbs, wholegrain foods and fruit & vegetables (balanced, healthy meals), then your body wants more food between meals.
And generally the snack or craving is for a high-fat, calorie dense one so before you know it you’ve undone all of your good work.
However good our intentions, when a food craving strikes it can be a real test of our willpower.  Moments of weakness are normal and can be caused by our emotions, stress, boredom, habit or insecurity.
Use these tips to help combat cravings and keep the snacking down:
  • Don’t go hungry! Hunger makes the cravings worse, keep your energy levels topped up with your balanced meals and healthier high-fibre snacks.
  • Drink Water.  A lot of the time when we think we’re hungry we’re actually thirsty! Also because water is filling it can trick the body into thinking its satisfied.  Hot drinks can work too.
  • Find a distraction.  Take your mind off your craving, go for a walk, have a bath, call a friend, brush your teeth, chew gum, paint your nails, read the paper/a mag.  The list is endless, find an activity that suits you to take your mind off your craving.
  • Reduce temptation.  You will be less likely to crave unhealthy foods if they’re not right in front of you (or calling you from the back of the cupboard where you hid them)! So STOP BUYING THEM!!
  • Set a time limit.  Cravings are short lived and fleeting.  Try holding off for at least 30 minutes.  Chances are your urge will pass once the time is up.
  • Have a SMALL portion.  If the desire just won’t go away, give in, but be smart about it: have a small portion and reduce your calorie intake later to to stay on track.
Also remember you that when you change to clean, non tampered foods which satisfy your nutrition
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