HEALTHY HABITS OF A SMART SNACKER
If you regularly get the munchies between meals, but can’t seem to quit the afternoon cupcake habit, it’s time to make over your snack routine. Whether you’re into midday treats or late-night noshing, here are five simple ways to improve your snack selections:
Be a Savvy Shopper
How and when you navigate the grocery store can have a major impact on your eating habits. Bring a full grocery list and shop soon after you’ve eaten. If you head out when you’re hungry, you’ll end up grabbing unhealthy foods you’d otherwise avoid. Here are five healthy grocery shopping tips to follow.
Contemplate Your Kitchen Arrangements
If the potato chips are out on the counter and fruit is hidden in the fridge, guess what you’ll reach for? Make it easy on yourself by keeping healthier snacks in an easy-to-reach place. When it comes to more indulgent picks, stow them away in a drawer or on a higher shelf. That way, you’ll have to make a conscious effort to grab them, which means an extra second or two to consider your options. Learn how to organize your kitchen for healthy eating here.
When you’re on the go, you’re likely to snatch up whichever snack is most convenient. Rather than stopping for unhealthy picks on the street, make sure that you always have a healthy choice on hand. Keep protein-packed energy bars or a small bag of nuts in your purse so that you’re never forced to go with an unhealthy on-the-go option.
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