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I'm an admitted snacker. Before I started pre-planning my meals, I would snack on anything I thought was 'healthy'. I began constantly craving them, so when I started planning my meals, I added in 3 pre-planned snacks at 100cal a piece. Try Pita Bites with blueberries or a sliced apple with a tbsp of peanut butter. It fills you up, has a lot of fiber, potassium, protein, and vitamin C. Pre-planning snacks felt less restrictive, and I don't regret it at the end of the day. :^)
I have recently discovered the power of my self will in helping me stick to my planned fitness and nutritional goals for the day. In the morning when I reach out to snooze my workout alarm, I tell myself that I have rested for the night and that it's time to get moving. During the day when I am tempted by extra snacks I tell myself to stick to the planned snacks and nutrition for the day, otherwise that hour of exercise in the morning would have been wasted. 224
By tracking food ahead of time and at least including "place holder" snacks, sometimes I surprise myself with a calorie savings by not eating something planned. Last night I used my savings for dessert and still used less calories I would have had I eaten the planned snack.
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