Is it really a healthy snack?
I notice that after lunch no more than 10 mins I will make something a cuppa and allow myself some form of snack either nuts or a square of dark chocolate. I soon realised that all these nuts and squares of dark chocolate are just clocking up my calorie intake and not necessarily keeping me fuller for longer.
So, I am now cutting down the snacks and eating a bigger meal at lunchtime as this seems to be the main problem time, even though I think I have adopted this habit from last year. I also believe working from home has contributed as well, it can potentially be a form of comfort eating, that little moment of pleasure as it can get a bit dull at times.
To help me stop the habit I have decided the following:
At lunchtime, I will ensure that half my plate is full of veggies as they are full of fibre
Protein will also play a big part in my lunchtime meal, as protein takes longer to digest and fills us up quickly
Starchy carbs consist mainly of Spelt Pasta, Quinoa and Wild Rice
No snacks are to be consumed until 30mins-hour after I’ve eaten my lunch as by then my food would have digested I probably won’t any form of snack