Hi and welcome! A couple of tips for snacking that helps me...for sweet, keep a couple of baggies of cereal nearby (no, not the full of sugar kind, but something that does have a little sweetness - I go for honey bunches of oats, my favorite); for salty, keep some nuts or crackers handy...again, check the labels on the crackers, but you can find some that are not too bad (I like triscuits). My thought is, if I'm going to need a snack, at least I can get some whole grains or fiber in too, right.
It does take a while to get out of the chips/candy habit. I was a chips-aholic. Now when I eat them, all I can taste is grease...yuck!
Another great thing too is gum. Sometimes we snack out of boredom, not because we are hungry. Grab some sugar free gum.
One last thing...plan. Whether you are one who plans for the week or plans by the day (I'm a day planner), put together the night before everything you will eat for the day, and keep it in a lunch bag. I try to do this for everything but dinner, so I don't over-indulge during the day. Dinner leftovers then usually becomes my lunch for the next day. I utilize baggies a lot, and it does help!
Hope these tips help!
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