Want to see that scale move down? Start snacking. It helps control hunger and rein in portion sizes at meals. Losing weight and being healthy isn’t about starvation, in fact starving yourself actually ends up working against you.
So, we need to eat 5-6 times a day, eating healthy balances meals. How is that possible with our busy, hectic lives?? It’s all about planning & preparing! Those 2 P’s may be swear words in your household, but it doesn’t have to be.
Here are my top tips:
- Make a list, check it twice! Make a master list of you fav snacks. Add to it as you come across new ideas. When you make your grocery list, pull out the master snack list and add the things that are running low. (Hint: make a master list for breakfast, lunch & dinner ideas.) Plan once, and each week it will only take minutes to create your grocery list.
- Stick to your list! While grocery shopping, stick to the items on your list. This will limit the impulse buys that will sabotage you later AND your wallet will thank you!
- Unpack & prepare! Separate snacks into individual servings, cut fruits & veggies, etc. This will allow you to grab & go with no regrets during the week. Keep snacks at eye level in the pantry and fridge.
Here are some examples of how I keep snacks accessible in my house. In the fridge:
On my kitchen table:
In the pantry (at eye level!):
Here are some more snack ideas: