Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ways to Cut Down on Bad Snacking

Surround yourself with good food! 

You've heard it before, but that's all you need to do. And it is just that simple.

First place place to tackle is, obviously, your home.

  • Keep the bad snacks/ice cream/doughnuts and all that other good stuff to a minimum and fill up your pantry with mixed nuts, rice cakes or whatever else will help you get through to your next super healthy meal that you will cook yourself, right?  Right.
  • Chop up as many veggies as you can, throw it into some containers, make it easily accessible or take them anywhere!

Next up: Work

This is the worst place for bad snacking for most people.  When birthday parties roll around or  during the holidays {luckily those days are behind us for a little while} the office is ripe with tasty temptations.

  • The best thing I did was bring all the cutlery I need, a plate and a bowl {if they don't already provide them}. 
  • If they have any cupboard or refrigerator storage and you can trust your co-workers, bring any sort of snacks that you can think of {don't forget to label it!}.  I like to workout right after work so as a pre-workout meal I will throw a a bowl of quick oats in the microwave and I'm good to go.

In the Car

  • Put those bars {the ones without high-fructose corn syrup}, rice cakes or anything else healthy that won't melt or spoil when stored for too long
  • Bonus, it will help take the edge off when you are half-way through that treacherous commute and help you make it to dinner.

There you have it, just a few simple tips to help keep you from going overboard during the day and digging back in to that Ben-Jerry's at the end of the day.

Anyone else have any other snacking tricks that they would care to share with the rest of the class?

1 comment:

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

great tips!thats why I like to keep my fruit bowl nice and full and right on my counter

Kelly Turner