One of my biggest problems I use to have was, when I had to drive for an hour or more, I would snack on nuts or chips etc. to keep me focused or awake. I still munch but now I will get a cup of chipped or crushed ice and chew on that instead. The crunch is satisfying I get water and no calories!
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I know we shouldn't drive and eat but it has been a habit of mine to snack while I'm driving. I even stop at the convenience stores for a snack sometimes. I discovered that if I keep a bag of veggies, I can snack without the mess of a candy bar and it satisfies my craving.
I've figured out that if I put my purse (with all my cash/debit cards/etc.) in the backseat or even the trunk of the car (any where that I can't reach) it makes going to a drive-thru for a snack impossible. And usually I'm too lazy or rushed to stop and actually go in.
It's a win-win, I save money and avoid the calorie-dump of drive-thrus!
This has decreased my pre-work (and sometimes post-work) Starbucks consumption a ton.
I live in a small town where a drive to "town" to shop takes planning. Drive-thrus were once my down-fall. Now I load the cooler in my car with slices of "light" bread, Deli-Select meat, fruits/vegs in snack bags as well as reduced-fat cheese strings. And plenty of water w/SF drink packets. Now I "picnic" in the parking lot when I shop. Or find a quiet park somewhere to refresh before I finish shopping.
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