We often hear from our members that actually it’s not the 3 main meals that they have problems with, it’s the bits in-between!!
When you look at the images above and below there’s a mixture of sweet and savoury, so which do you go to and when? Are you the mid – morning cup of coffee/tea and a biscuit? Or the mid-afternoon biscuit/crisps and nuts? Or are you the evening in-betweener……
Take a few moments to go through where the issues are (Doing a food diary with times on it can help here) Are they time driven, or emotion driven? Is it relaxing after a stressful day with a glass or two that leads to the munchies?? Or too worn out to prepare and cook a filling meal? To every issue there’s a answer, you just have to look for it and want to change. That’s the key to any long term success.
Once you identify where the issues are it’s quite a simple process to either swap the food for a healthier choice, or limit the amount. Quite often it is a habit that we’ve got used to and it’s a process of either compromise or change the routine that’s led to the behavior if you’re not liking the consequences!
It could be that you really don’t want to change either the behaviour or the snack you’re choosing, and if that’s true for you then you need to look carefully at your main meals and see how you can save calories to pay for your snacks, it’s just about balance.
We would ALL like to have it all, and if we’re honest, we have done in the past and we’re not liking the results, so in a nutshell something has to change if we want to make progress.