I have a super stressful job, so when I've had a bad day my instinct is to go for the chocolate. Going to the gym (yoga for me, but maybe a run for you!) is not only BETTER at managing my stress, but healthier too! My new mantra is Yoga is greater than Chocolate.
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Identify your worst 'snack time' and use it for Fitness Minutes instead
Late afternoons, I would snack while fixing dinner -- usually filling up before dinner was ready, but I'd still eat a full dinner. Now I go to the gym or take a walk during the time dinner is cooking and get a double benefit! Fewer calories in, More calories burned!
Portion - Snack Size Bags - As Soon As You Get Home
Whenever I buy a snack, for example, almonds, I weigh out and pre-package multiple snack size bags so I can just grab and go. Depending on the snack, I'll do 3-5 bags at a time. I'll throw one them in the car, purse, etc. When I'm out, I'll have something to keep me satisfied instead fast food.
Snack size bags are easier to take along instead of tupperware, but to be as eco-friendly as possible, I reuse the bags.
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