The problem is that our bodies are geared up for storing fat, so eating fatty or sugary snacks is a very quick way of adding to our fat stores, which can lead to weight gain.
But you don’t have to lose snacks from your diet altogether. Try cutting down and swapping them for some delicious healthy snacks instead.
5 top tips to curb the snacking
- If we buy snacks, we’ll eat them – one of the best ways to cut back on snacking is not buying them in the first place.
- If we can see food, it’s human nature to want to eat it. Keep snacks hidden away so you’re not tempted.
- We’re less likely to eat snacks if they’re harder to get to. Keep the unhealthy snacks at the back or top of the cupboard.
- Don’t eat straight out of a big packet of snacks (it could make us eat up to ¼ more without even realising it). Instead, put your snacks in a small bowl.
- If you have a healthy breakfast in the morning you’re less likely to want to snack before lunch. Eating distractedly e.g. in front of the TV, means we eat more without noticing or even enjoying it. Swap the TV for the table.