Find yourself snacking mindlessly?

Now, there's nothing wrong with snacking; it can help prevent overeating and control blood sugar levels. But, is it always necessary and are you doing it right??

Here are a few tips on how to break the bad habit of snacking mindlessly:

1. Don’t make it easy
Easy access to snack foods invariably leads to munching, so do what you can to minimise temptation. Add some interruption that will make you think twice before snacking. Don’t leave snack food around your desk at work, or in easily accessible places at home. By putting barriers in the way, it’ll test how much you really want them.

2. Forward planning
Think ahead and be prepared for all outcomes. Take a moment to think about how you would like to feel at the end of the day. Preparing healthy meals and snacks may be time-consuming but your body will thank you for it in the long run. We’re all human and inevitably not every day will go according to plan, so it’s important to assess whether or not the foods you are choosing to consume are a good option to fuel and nourish your body.

3. Drink more water
It’s very easy to confuse dehydration with hunger. We all know when our bodies are craving something and a lot of the time we assume that it’s food we need, when it’s often just liquid. You don’t always have to necessarily drink water but make sure the drink you choose is low in caffeine and sodium as both cause further dehydration, giving your mouth a feeling of thirst that can encourage you to snack.

4. Use the hunger/fullness scale and eat to satisfy
Think of your hunger as a scale of 1 to 10 Level 1 = starving
Levels 3-4 = you’re mildly hungry
Levels 7-8 = you’re comfortably full
Level 10 = you’re completely stuffed

If you can work on training yourself to eat as soon as you reach levels 3-4 and stop eating when you reach levels 7-8 (between which points your blood sugar levels will be at their most stable) then over time you’ll become much more aware of your body’s hunger and fullness signals and you’ll be less inclined to indulge in mindless snacking, boredom eating or comfort eating.

5. When You Can't Stop…
Find distractions. 👍🏻

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Another friendly reminder that today is just like any other day.

Many of you probably planned to rush off to the gym to burn off the calories consumed yesterday and the day prior or planned to restrict your eating for the same reason.

✖️Let’s make this year, the year that you DON’T do that.

✖️Let’s NOT restrict our intake.

✖️Let’s NOT punish ourselves in the gym.

✖️Let’s NOT engage in negative and destructive self-talk.

➕Let’s BREAK those bad habits.

➕Let’s allow ourselves to eat because our bodies need it.

➕Let’s workout today because we enjoy moving our bodies.

➕Let’s eat intelligently and enjoy our food.

➕Let’s step away from the scale today.

➕Let’s treat today as if it was any other day.

Personally, I plan to eat nutrient-dense foods today and I plan to exercise and move my body… but I also plan to binge watch GOT and possibly have a pint of my favorite ice cream later. Either way, I will NOT speak negativity into my body, I will NOT restrict my intake, I will NOT exercise because I feel I need to punish myself.

Who’s going to follow my lead?
#BreakThoseHabits ✖️

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Healthy does not have to be hard !! Have you ever noticed yourself "running out of time" for lunch ?? Grabbing anything insight or if you are a thing like me eating the crust from my kids sandwiches ( which I apparently had time to make ! ). Make it quick and easy. I am loving juices, smoothies & protein shakes at the moment. - Cass #lunchsorted #busymum #lunchontherun #quick #easy #incrediblyhealthy #vegan #plantpowered #healthyliving #cleaneating #wholefoods #nofaddiet #breakthosehabits Tomorrow's lunch inspiration from @ash.marie.cox 👌🏼Kiwi fruit , Spinach, Almond milk, Vanilla protein, Greens Valance and Ice ❄️ #guthealth #alkaline #fresh #wellness

Which one of us has the tired eyes? Night time ritual... watching Night Garden with a handful of mummy's hair.
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I can't wait to help these ladies make the shift and create a lifestyle they've always wanted!! AND.....GUESS what?!?! I'm keeping this group open until the end of the year!!!🍾🍾
Well not only am I going to help them create this lifestyle but KEEP it!!! The hardest part is the holidays. .
But THATS OK!! We've GOT THIS!! I will teach them how to indulge but not over do it. Create balance without going back to their old ways!!! 🏋️‍♀️🤸‍♂️
I can't wait!!
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