Mindless snacking. You know you’re not hungry, yet here you are anyway…snacking away! You know this is the thing holding you back from feeling the way you want to feel but it just keeps happening, so how do you stop it? This topic suggestion came from a member of our Making FIT Community.
Here are some questions I would recommend asking yourself….
What did you have for dinner?
Were you satisfied with that meal?
Was it protein-packed?
Protein plays a huge part in feeling satiated. So you may be full but if you are not satisfied you might find yourself still raiding the pantry afterward for no good reason other than you are looking for something else to hit the spot for you.
Instead of trying to figure out how to stop mindless snacking, try to look at what is happening prior to snacking. Is this mindless snacking happening every night? Or perhaps just on the nights that your dinner is lacking a substantial amount of protein.
If so, then try supplementing by drinking a protein shake to get your mind off of snacking. If a lack of protein is not the reason, then you may want to ask yourself if you are just feeling stressed or tired?
If you’re feeling tired/low energy then the easiest solution is….go to bed & get more sleep! We could all use more sleep. 🙂 Try to avoid using snacking as a way to keep you up so that you can stay up later.
If you think the answer is stress-related then stay tuned as well be un-packing the depths of stress eating on this podcast soon! Until next time friends, much love!
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