I understand eating snacks and then not wanting to stop. If I eat sweets like cake, candy, or cookies, I have a very hard time eating just one serving. If I have a cake at home, for instance, I like to eat it for dessert; for all meals, including breakfast, and three snacks! That's a lot of calories. And, if I eat refined grains, I get very hungry shortly after eating. So, to help counter those two problems I have, I have to eat all whole grains and stay away from my trigger foods (sweets) while I'm dieting. I'm OK if I have a cookie or two at an event that has other food as well, but I can't have a 2 lb box of chocolates at home; at least not for long. ; )
As NUTTYNUTRITION said, have some protein with your carbs, to curb hunger, and bring your own snacks with you, too. Fruit, a few nuts, and half a nut butter sandwich are good. If you're not vegan, some fat free milk, a hard boiled egg, celery stuffed with cream cheese or nut butters are good also. I like a half of a hummus or baked bean sandwich for snacks, as well. Drinking a lot of water before and with your meals and snacks is filling, too.
And, don't beat yourself up. The next meal or snack is an opportunity to do it right; the way you really want to do it. It's persistence that pays off, not perfection.
Edited by: BENTON1948 at: 4/19/2012 (00:29)
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