Snacking is also most often a habitual thing. Sometimes we can feel like snacking even when we’re not hungry. We often associate certain activities, environments or even times of day with a snack. E.g. If we go to the cinema, we often want to eat popcorn. Even if we aren’t hungry, we still want to eat popcorn because we associate popcorn with the cinema. Equally, if we usually raid the fridge for a snack when we get in from work, we will still be tempted to go and have a peek in the fridge when getting home, even if we aren’t hungry, but purely out of habit.
Use hobbies or short activities (even as simple as a short walk) to keep your mind off food.
Know which situations tempt you to snack, either :
- Save one of your ActiDiet sachets to cover this period and avoid unhealthy snacks.
- Keep some water with you, sipping on water, tea or coffee can often help you through.
- Avoid the situation.
- Keep a picture of a slimmer you in your bag to keep you motivated.
- Focus on your goals e.g. those new jeans, a holiday, wedding, party…
If some days you fi nd yourself really struggling, an extra sachet is always better than a biscuit, alternatively try one of our SOS Snack Bars.