We all have those down days at work or at home, when we are so stressed that we reach for the chocolate biscuits and crisps. However, it may in fact be this habit that is keeping you rather rounder than you wish to be. For the next two days I will be offering you my top tips on how to snack smart in order to see your spare tyre shrink right before your eyes!
According to a recent study which appeared in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, by eating a 300g portion of salad a day you will stop your stomach from rumbling. Now we don't mean a full fat salad with a creamy dressing, croutons, the works; we mean a low calorie salad perhaps accompanied by lean protein such as ham or turkey.
Keep junk at bay
It's all very well going shopping and buying a month's supply of chocolates and confectionaries with the thought that you can nibble on it when you fancy a treat during the month. However, the chances are that when you are stressed, you may consume too many of these 'treats', it's also the same when you go to the vending machine whilst stressed at work. The best thing to do here is to not buy these treats at all as well as staying away from the vending machine at work.
The trick is to think about whether you are snacking because you are stressed or because you are hungry. If the hunger pangs for a chocolate bar do not go away after an hour then by all means, nip to the vending machine or the shop and treat yourself. Just don't have these treats within easy reach as it means you may consume them when you don't actually need them.
Check in with us tomorrow for more snack smart top tips!