Whenever I buy a 'snackable' food (carrots, crisps, pretzels, cookies, ect) I immediately repackage it into serving size baggies with the calories written directly on the package. That way everytime I reach for a snack I'm reminded of exactly what I'm eating!
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I sit at my desk for long periods of time so I keep a drawer full of healthy snacks like dried fruit, peanut butter and rice cakes, nuts and low-sugar natural granola bars so I don't feel tempted to break into the junk food available.
Bonus points for packing snacks (like trail mix) in single-serving size portion snack baggies so there's no guessing.
Portion Control has been the most difficult part of healthy eating for me. So my secret (I'm sure many others use this technique) is to separate into serving sizes immediately after a grocery store trip. I use small ziplocks or rubbermaid containers and separate my grapes, crackers, almonds, even meats into a serving size portion making it easy to grab a snack or pack a quick lunch.
In order to prevent that "mindless eating" that can occur when you buy larger packages of snack foods (such as crackers, almond, etc.), I keep snack size Ziploc baggies on hand. As soon as I bring the food home, I divide it out into "actual serving size" portions in the baggies, and store them in the cupboard. Then when I want a snack, I can just grab one of the pre-packaged baggies & not worry about the extra calories from over-estimating what I've eaten.
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