While dieting it is sometime very difficult to resist junk food. A bag of chips, a slice of chocolate can or a juicy double cheese burger can easily cause someone to break their diet.
One thing that most dieters have trouble with is snacking at night. One sweet snack can easily lead to another and another. The result, another binge eating session.
There are things you can do to avoid the uncontrollable urge to snack.
Always plan ahead. Have healthy snacks in the refrigerator to eat throughout the day.
Do not skip meals. This will make leave you feeling uncontrollably hungry in the evening.
Avoid purchasing unhealthy snacks. There are so many “good-for-you” snacks on the market today, there is really no reason why you should have a cupboard full of ring-dings and cheese-curls.
When an urge to snack is coming on, light a deliciously scented candle. Studies show that the scent from the candle can satisfy some food cravings.
Learn to knit, crochet, cross-stitch or sew. Any activity that require you to use both hands will help to keep you busy and the urge to snack will go away.
Stay away from the TV. Watching TV encourages snacking, mainly because of the long lineup of food commercials that inspire viewers to eat. Reading, writing, cleaning the house or any other activity is better that trying to make it through 50 commercials that show close-up of some of your favorite foods.
Think before you eat. Take ten minutes to think about what you are going to eat before you get started. Often times, the ten minutes will pass and the urge to eat will subside.
Brush and floss your teeth after each meal. This can make eating less appealing. – this will help you stay away from food for about an hour.
Go for a walk when the urge strike. Exercise and moving your body can calm the urge to binge. Get moving.