How to avoid unhealthy snacks

unhealthy snacks

You know it, we know it, everyone knows it and our dietitians simply hate it! Unhealthy and frequent snacking is the reason why most of us tend to gain weight or fail at reaching our dieting goals as fast despite better organized meals and exercising.

Here are the best ways to avoid unhealthy snacking and help you reach your goal weight faster:

 1- Do not keep junk at home:

Easy access is simply why we end up snacking so much. If it’s not there, you will not eat it.

 2- Avoid boredom:

Most people snack out of boredom rather than out of hunger or thirst, having something to do will help you avoid these scenarios.

 3- Keep some healthy snacks around:

Fruits are our favorite choice, followed by unsalted nuts, low fat and low salt snacks and low calories alternatives.

 4- Size over taste

Prefer snacks that come in small chunks and take time to consume, such as pop-corn, corn and crudities.

 5- Drink low calorie sodas

Keep some low calories beverages around, 0-calories flavored sodas are all-times favorites.

 6- Keep tea close

Keep some healthy infusions such as green tea an chamomile handy; easy to make and can distract you from calories-full alternatives.

 7- Choose healthy restaurants

If you have the options to order in snacks or food, keep only the healthy places’ menus and contact numbers in.

Patricia I. Issa
Belle Beirut Team