How Do You Break Unhealthy Snack Habits?
Snacking can be the downfall of many a dieter (myself included). Perhaps it’s that mid-afternoon combination of hunger, boredom and need for a pick-me-up. Or perhaps it’s an end-of-the-day sweet reward. Whatever the reason, that quick snack can add hundreds of calories to your day’s total, calories that mount up over time and worse, on your body. But what can you do to break the snacking habit? It isn’t easy, but you can try to fight that battle a little at a time. Just try to resist or improve one little snack per day, and pat yourself on the back every time you manage it–but don’t beat yourself up too bad when you don’t. Find a way to distract yourself when a strong craving for something really unhealthy hits. Tell yourself you’ll put off having that donut for just 15 minutes while you finish this article, crossword puzzle or phone call. Then try to put it off for 15 minutes more. For once, procrastination can work for you, since chances are if you can distract yourself for half an
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