I understand what you mean about the snacking. I work in an office on the executive floor, so we have tons of food available around here -- chips, candy, pretzels, mini bags of nuts, fruit, soft drinks, cheese -- you name it! And I had a sugar addiction like you would not believe. But about two months ago, I totally cut sugar, white flour, processed foods, and sodas (even diet) out of my diet. It was tough at first, because I really wanted to eat things like candy and potato chips, and they are just sitting there in the cabinets, waiting to be eaten!
But now that I don't each the processed foods and sugar, etc., my cravings have gone away pretty much.
Another thing I noticed before getting that stuff out of my eating habits, though, is that if I eat breakfast every day, I was much less tempted and much less likely to snack. By breakfast, though, I mean a real breakfast, not doughnuts or pastries or sugar-coated cereal. All those are more likely to inspire cravings. I mean protein with some fat. One of my favorites is a breakfast taco with a whole-wheat tortilla, eggs, a little cheese, and a little sausage. You can also add veggies like tomatoes and onions. Or an omelet or something. If I eat a breakfast like this, I am definitely good until lunch and usually don't want a very big lunch when I eat. Also, the fullness of the protein and fat tends to last long into the day and I don't get the afternoon drop in energy.
These are just some things that work for me.
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