ARE YOU A "SNACK-CIDENT" WAITING TO HAPPEN?
How To Stop a Bad Habit of Snacking and Form a Better One?
Are you unable to resist snacking during the day or night, even when you do not really feel hungry, just bored? Do not worry; you are far from being the only person with this issue!
Snacking is not a character flaw but a (very annoying) habit. The good news is that this habit can be destroyed and replaced by a better one, just by a few small things in your daily life. Here are some tips on how to stop this better habit and create a healthier one in its place.
Quitting snacks completely is not a sustainable choice, especially if you try to do it cold turkey; it will only backfire. There is absolutely no need to completely quit snacks! All you have to do is make better and healthier choices when it comes to your snacks. Stock your pantry with healthier options, such as fruits and vegetables and our Daily Dose Co protein drinks, that will be the perfect pick-me-up snack during your busy day!
Most of the time, when you “feel like eating something,” it is actually your body’s way of letting you know that it needs water! The next time you catch yourself reaching for that chocolate bar, try drinking a cup of water (or two), and wait a few minutes to see if the urge to snack passes.
If you find water boring, which many people do, you can add slices of cucumber or lemon into it to spice things up from time to time. You can also make yourself a warm and tasty cup of tea or coffee to quench your thirst.
You would be surprised how easy it is to stop snacking when there are no snacks in the house! If you have a plethora of snacks in your pantry and a snacking problem, it is a binge explosion just waiting to happen. Do not tempt yourself like that; avoid buying unhealthy snacks.
If you think that your need for a snack is worth a trip to the grocery store, make yourself walk or bike instead of taking a car ride; it is a much healthier option!
Getting too little or bad quality sleep will cause your body to look for extra sources of energy to get through the day. When you are sleepy, tired, and fatigued, sugary snacks are particularly appealing. Try getting more and better sleep to subside this snacking need.