By Ed Barillas- Staff Writer
When you’re dieting, the thing that can really wreck a healthy eating plan is that awful temptation that comes over you to grab a huge bag of potato chips and chase it with an ice cold diet soda while watching your favorite cooking show on television or even worst at your desk at work. There are many things you can do to help yourself avoid the powerful urge to snack uncontrollably. To start make sure to eat your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Do not skip meals or planned snacks for whatever reason. Skipping nutritious foods will make you feel uncontrollably hungry and have you eating more when expose to foods and causes you to loss weight slower and will have you gaining weight. Stay away form fast foods joint snacks as these are super saturated in fats. Yes they may boost healthy foods but nothing at all is healthy about processed foods. If you can, avoid purchasing any unhealthy snacks like almost each and every shelf item in your favorite 7-11. There are so many “good-for-you” snacks on the market today available in markets that there really is no reason why you should have a cupboard full of Twinkies, cheese curls and Ho Ho’s in your kitchen pantry.
Here’s a list of healthy snacks and ideas that are low in fat content, but still high in satisfaction and sure to keep you happy and naturally energized:
- Graham crackers
- Popcorn with organic butter.
- A cup of fruit with a spoonful of honey.
- A cup of raw veggies with organic herbed yoghurt dip.
- Instead of a snack, have a drink. Try a non-caffeinated herbal tea with a couple of spoonful’s of honey. There are several drinks on the market with no caffeine and no sugar but sadly contain toxins which can cause a host of medical problems and addictions so buying fresh fruit and making your own smoothies and shakes will make those healthy fruit drink binges more delightful.
- Take up something you can do with your hands like crochet, massaging, puzzles, sewing, piano playing, paint your nails and toenails, walk the dog, weed the garden, do a little housework, look at a magazine for the fashions you will buy when you’re thinner… In other words, get your mind off food and onto a healthy hobby.
- TV and social networking abuse encourages snacking as you are constantly being bombarded with food and drink ads while you’re sitting there.
Eating and snacking should be fun and healthy and if your mindful of what you eat and what treats you have around the house and make them healthier you will be all the better and healthier.