Plan Ahead for Snacks
Failing to plan ahead for snacks can make for major setbacks to your healthy eating plans. You may have planned ahead to eat a healthy breakfast, packed a healthy lunch for work and pre-made your nutritious dinner. However, did you remember to plan for what you will eat between meals? Many people mistakenly think that snacking is a bad habit but in fact, learning to snack the right way can promote weight loss for several reasons.
First of all you should be eating several small meals every day in this way: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack. This will keep you from getting too hungry or giving in to cravings between meals. It will also prevent you from overeating during meals.
Set yourself up to snack healthy by stocking your workspace, car, and bag with snacks that are good for you. Keep non-perishable items on hand such as peanut butter crackers, individual fruit cups, dried fruit, and nuts. Having these foods with you will keep you from making pit stops at the vending machine at work and the fast food drive through after work.