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5 Tips to Stop Unhealthy Snacking

5 Tips to Stop Unhealthy Snacking


Healthy diet is not only choose the right foods, but also the right time. You need to get the right types of food at the right times of the day. Snack is all about make or break you diet.

According to a recent study from University of Illinois Chicago researchers, blood glucose levels are affected by snacks and here are five simple ways to prevent the number of snacks you take in without deprive yourself.

1. Healthy distraction

Do push-ups, squats or yoga to stop your mindless snacking. Your thoughts of snacking will subside by several healthy distraction – exercises, reading novel or article you have been meaning, anything involving you being active.

2. Fiber all day long

Basically, we are programmed to enjoy fatty, savoury and sugary substance, that is why our brains tell us to seek them out. But, fiber from fruits and vegetables help you feel full longer. Aim to get more fiber a day, try replacing some your regular snack with juice or smoothies in each meal.

3. Drink more water

Proper hydration contributes to increased your daily performance. Lack of water affects your body’s fluid balance, that is why you feel hungry so easily even after meals. Stay hydrated can serve as an appetite suppressant. Drink half of your body weight in ounces (80oz of water each day).

4. Eat well

Balanced meals that have a lot of nutrients are more likely to satisfy cravings. In other words, you will be less to crave snacks. Make sure to consume proteins, fats and complex carbohydrates.

5. Dinner before bed

This is important to know right time to eat your dinner. Your body needs time to digest the food, at least three hours before bed. Avoid snacking with dinner. Do not be afraid to miss your favourite TV show.