Is your refrigerator getting a better workout than you these days? It's a challenge. I'm hearing it from clients, and reading it all over social media. People are struggling with the urge to eat ALL day. So I've come up with three easy questions to ask yourself the next time you head to the refrigerator to make snack #143254646345 ;-). And because I want your snack game to be strong I've put together a list of 10 easy, low prep snack ideas you can download in my bio. 1 - When was the last time you drank water? I'm sure you've heard it before you should be consuming a minimum of 2 litres of water a day. Water doesn't just keep us hydrated but helps us to slow down what we think are hunger cues. Dehydration often portrays itself in the body the same way hunger does. So drink up! 2 - Are you eating because you are bored? Or are you actually hungry? My kids struggle with this one big time! So I offer them cut up veggies or fruit, not always their most favourite snack. If they are genuinely hungry they will eat the veggies and ask for more. If they say no to the snack options then I tell them to go find something else to do! 3 - When was the last time you actually ate a meal? I tell my clients to space out their meals by a minimum of 3 hours. If you are hungry after 3 hours then you could genuinely be hungry and it's time to eat another meal. If you are hungry but your last meal was only an hour or two ago I challenge you to look at whether or not your last meal was macronutrient balanced with protein, fat and carbohydrates. Eating macronutrient balanced meals at EVERY meal (snacks included) will help you to stay fuller longer and fend off those cravings for chips and chocolate. (although, those are ok too once and awhile!)
Click here for some simple macronutrient balanced snacks.