More often than not, when it comes to unhealthy food cravings, we all have a weak spot for certain food items. Here’s how to stop mindless snacking:
August 1, 2016
More often than not, when it comes to unhealthy food cravings, we all have a weak spot for certain food items. While they might be delicious, they’re not helping our waistlines at all. Here’s how to stop mindless snacking:
Whether it’s the television, your phone or even while doing work in the office, when it comes to eating, make sure that your focus remains.
When you’re focused on eating, you’ll appreciate your food more and learn to listen to your body when it’s had enough.
2. Take Breaks In Between
It might seem weird but it might just work once you’ve start to feel about 60 percent full, stop and wait a little. Give your stomach some time to catch up with your mind and realise if it’s still hungry.
3. Control Your Portions
If you really want those chips, portion it out in a piece of tissue and stick to eating that amount only.
4. Think About What You Really Need
Ask yourself if you’re really hungry or actually need some water. According to Livestrong, people tend to eat less when they have adequate hydration.
5. Switch to Healthier Options of Junk Food
Love chips? Get yourself some slightly salted popcorn instead. Want some chocolate? There’s nothing some low fat peanut butter can’t solve. There are always healthier ways to satisfy different food cravings.
6. Take Time To Properly Eat Your Meals
One of the main reasons people tend to snack more in the afternoon is because they didn’t have proper meals. Make it point to eat a proper lunch and breakfast so you don’t go hungry through out the day.
7. Drink Milk
Whether it’s almond, soya or good ol’ cow’s milk, it keeps you full till dinner time and provides you with good proteins.