One of the biggest challenges people have been facing with being home all day for
many weeks in a row is that they tend to go through their snacks quickly. Not only is this
going to be hard on your figure, but it might make you feel sluggish, and also cost you
more money overall on your food budget. Here are a few tips that can help you control
some of the extra snacking you have been doing.
– Keep Snacks Out of Sight
This old rule is great for so many reasons. When you see something right in front of you
and are constantly reminded it is there, your brain tends to want it whether your
stomach is hungry or not. Instead of having extra temptations you don’t need, keep your
snacks in the cabinet, fridge, or a snack drawer. When you are hungry, you will
remember they are there, but won’t grab a cookie or handful of chips every time you go
to the kitchen just because you see them sitting there on the counter.
-Have Designated Snack Windows During the Day
It can also help to stick to some kind of schedule or routine, not just with your activities,
but meal and snack times. Think about what your routine was like before. You likely had
3 meals a day around the same time, with a couple snacks in the morning or afternoon.
You can still do this while at home! Choose a schedule that works for you, and try not to
eat any snacks outside of the designated snack window. It will make you think twice
when you go for an extra granola bar, when you know your snack time is coming up in
an hour or so.
-Stay Busy and Distracted
A lot of times, snacking while at home isn’t from hunger or even cravings, but from
boredom. The best way to combat this is by staying busy. Find a new hobby, learn a
language or new skill, play with your dogs or kids or do a puzzle. Try to find more
activities that keep you occupied during the day.
-Know When You Tend to Snack
Lastly, be aware of your own triggers or when you tend to go for snacks. Maybe
this is when you get bored, or when you are procrastinating from doing chores.
You might eat snacks just because you see them there, or because someone else
in the house is eating. For other people, it is more likely after getting stressed
from the news or to deal with difficult emotions.
None of these are a bad thing, but the more aware you are, the more you can prepare for it. Having a snack while you are at home is not bad, the problem is when you leave your breakfast, lunch ,dinner and eating only a snack. I have been in this position where I bought in bulk many snacks and left the main meal, I gained a lot of weight and I have also had many acnes on my face. When I realized the mistake I made with my own health, I decided to not buy snacks in bulk and focus on healthy meal while at home. I improved a lot with my weight and as soon as my acnes disappeared.
See you soon,