I tend to want a snack mid morning and mid afternoon, so at one point I decided to plan my lunch with my snacks in mind. Essentially, I could "snack on my lunch" all day and keep my blood sugar more level through my work day. In this way I can come closer to the 6 small meals a day approach. This is keeping my snacks more healthy while staying simple in my meal plans and portion control.
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Especially bad habits! If you want to break a bad habit, you must simply replace it with a good habit. Replace something unconstructive with something constructive. Chew gum instead of candy. Replace soda with water. Replace snacking with a walk. Replace couch sitting for floor sitting & exercise.
Look for ways to enhance your life at every opportunity.
Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If not, choose to shut the door instead of sabotaging the development of healthy new eating habits.
This prevents me from ruining the progress I have made with healthy new eating habits
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