Snack on fruits and vegetables. After losing 20 pounds I went back to unhealthy eating. To get back on track I only had fruits and vegetables for snacks. This made me focus on if I was really hungry, and after a few weeks, I lost the extra weight I gained during my unhealthy weeks.
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Anytime I crave an unhealthy snack, I take the snack with me to the park to eat. By the time that I've walked there, doing something healthy for myself feels to good to destroy with the snack. So far I've extended my walk everytime and put the snack back up when I got home.
I sit behind the computer all day, in order to keep myself from snacking without thought, I limit my snacks to 2. I pack them with my lunch and eat them at specific times in order to keep it under control and not consume too many empty calories. When the snacks are gone, they're gone!
Good snacks = protein bars, fruit, turkey jerky, and nuts
I always find that if I go to the store on an empty stomach, I'm waaay more likely to pick up my favorite binge foods and plop them in my cart. Eat a healthy snack or meal prior to shopping and you'll be more motivated to make smart decisions.
As an added benefit, you'll also likely save money from putting back the cookies and snacks!
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