Measure out your snack of the day. If you want raisins, then measure out your 1/2 cup or whatever, for the day and nibble all day. When they are gone, you know how many calories you have consumed without measureing/counting every little bite.
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Keep measuring cup with nuts to control the portion
I like nuts as one of my daily snacks. I do not have the ability to stop once I start unless I pre-measure a quarter cup. So now I keep a small measuring cup with my nuts at work. Maybe I should post this in saving money too because the pound of nuts lasts much longer.
A great way to cope with tracking all those mindless munchies is to make a daily snack box. It doesn't have to be all healthy food, it's better to be realistic. If you're going to hit the biscuits or chocolate anyway, include it in the box.
List down what you put in there at the start of the day. Help yourself from the box during the day, exactly as you would from the fridge or cupboard. When you get to the end of the day you can work out exactly what you've eaten because you know what's missing. Then you can track it.
Measure and set out your daily snack. Use a small container with a lid. Decide on your nuts, soy mix, etc. Set it on table or shelf. It's too easy to overdo if you are just eyeballing. Measure this treasure.
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