Monday, March 30, 2020

Tips on how not to eat all day long- the struggle is real!

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I always said that if I wasn't working and stayed at home- I would not be as good of an eater.  Boy was I right!  I for sure think keeping busy is one of the best ways to keep your eating in check.  Being at home during this time has really challenged me to stay on track and not snack ALL DAY LONG.  I also want to confess that I am a FRAUD ALERT by even giving these pointers some days because I don't follow my own advice all the time.  I may not be a perfect eater but I am definitely committing to myself to keep moving and active everyday.  


Really love filing this bottle up everyday 😏

Here are some helpful tips:

  • WATER #wateralldaylong.  First thing in the morning I fill up my gallon water bottle and add lemon juice.  I actually have made a new goal to finish the bottle by 2 PM and keep going from there.  Staying hydrated is always good but especially right now health care professionals say to drink a ton of water.  It helps with cravings too!
  • After meals drink a sparkling water, my go-to is always La Croix.  This helps me when I crave something sweet after my meals and distracts me from wanting to get into the peanut butter 24/7.
  • If you feel the urge to snack go on a quick walk around the house, yard,or  run up the stairs.  Do something active to get your mind switched to a healthy mindset as opposed to a snacking one.
  • Fiber- anytime you can add fiber to your diet it helps you feel more full and not eat as much.  You can also add a fiber drink during the day.  I love the Advocare Peaches and Cream Fiber or you can always do Metamucil.  
  • Set small goals throughout the day that you won't eat anything.  For example:  I am not going to eat anything 1-4 today.  Make a goal, write it down, do it!
  • Try intermittent fasting!  This could be a good time to try it out and see if it works for you.  Right now I am doing it around 3 days a week with the 16/8 ratio.  That breaks down to 16 hours of no eating and 8 hours of eating.  My window is usually around 9-5 or 10-6.
  • Set a routine and eating schedule for yourself + stick to it.  For example: Breakfast: 8 am Snack: 10, Lunch: 12, Snack 2:30, Dinner: 6
  • Keep your kids snacks in a separate place rather than your healthy snacks
Below are some of my healthy go-to snacks you can get on Amazon.

As always don't be too hard on yourself.  This is a very emotional and stressful time + we are all doing the best we can!  

XOXO,
Crystal



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