Sometimes I find myself wanting to snack, not because I'm particularly hungry, so instead I do 20 jumping jacks. Usually I've distracted myself enough for the urge to pass but if I eventually give in at least I've burned some of those calories in advance!
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Replace high fat snacks to low fat calorie burning foods........
Instead of snacking on high fat snacks in front of the t.v. like crisps, chocolate and cakes, every time you go for a snack replace it with a vegetable like celery or a fruit like an apple. Also did you know, because celery is so hard to chew actually eating it burns calories!!!! Plus it will satisfy your craving for snacking.
Chewing gum instead of reaching for a food hug, helps me stay on track with my nutrition goals. When I have to work late or do un-fun chores at home like taxes, I have to force my self to sit and focus instead of snacking. I am always looking for some food to soften the boredom. I'm not hungry, just looking for a way out of my chore. Popping some chewing gum does two things: helps me stay away from the snacks and it helps me focus!
Instead of reaching for additional snacks after dinner (which I love to do!!) I decided that when I feel the urge to nibble on something I probably shouldn't.. I throw in a little extra exercise!! I've been going for walks during the early evenings instead of snacking.
I have noticed a huge difference in my motivation with this new change!!
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