When it comes to dieting snacking is problem one of the biggest obstacles and trips most people up, but there are some simple steps you can take to help keep your diet on track or at the worst stop you from piling the weight back on, read on to find out how.
- It’s ok to treat yourself once in a while diets where you have to abstain from absolutely everything all the time are typically the hardest to follow, so I recommend one day per week where you don’t have to worry too much about what you eat, that’s not a license to go crazy but for example you can snack on a bar of chocolate of drink a small milkshake once in a while.
- Go prepared There is nothing worse than being stuck behind your desk trying to finish a report while your belly is rumbling away. Only to finish and run straight to nearest fast food restaurant or the nearest vending machine. The key here is to actually take your own lunch with you to work so if the worst happens you can eat at your desk. Also as a back incase of a day where you forget your lunch, leave some healthy snacks such as nuts that will keep well for a long time in your draw so that you always have something healthy at hand.
- Are you really hungry or just bored? Are you stressed from weeding through emails or just staring out of the window on a Friday afternoon wishing for the weekend. At times like these we tend to turn to sugary salty snacks in an effort to feel better. Take some time out, get up walk around have a tea or coffee. Then if you still feel hungry go ahead and have a snack.
- Break the habit We snack usually out of habit rather than necessity,you need to break this habit and take conscious control. Don’t let your cravings control you, think about your health and fitness targets and how good it will feel to achieve them.