How do you stay on track?

on Jul 19, 2015 @ 06:25 pm

I've been trying to get rid of my "stress" belly for awhile now.. But the thing that's been holding me back is snacking. How do I say no to extra snacking? I know I can lose weight if I stop this habit. But how? Any advice?


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Sandra Ribeiro
Staying on Track on Jul 19, 2015 @ 08:24 pm

I eat small portions every three hours and drink plenty of coconut water or just regular water. I also carry healthy snacks in my purse. Hope this helps!

snacks on Jul 19, 2015 @ 10:34 pm

Snacking is okay, as long as you choose the right types of food. Stay away from anything that has been processed or contains lots of sugar, sodium and saturated fats.

Try to incorporate zero/negative calorie snacks like celery, carrots, cucumbers, sugar snap peas, etc... that take up more energy to eat them than what you consume. I like having a variety of preplanned snacks in the fridge and pantry so that I don't get bored or tempted to eat junk. Dedicating one of your drawers in the fridge for this will help you always reach for snacks in the same place and since you've planned ahead, you'll know to only find healthy snacks there.

Green tea is also great for detoxifying and helping to lose weight. I try to drink at least a cup every day.

Also, try to get enough sleep every night. Lack of sleep could contribute to stress and weight gain.

Hope this helps!


Sandra on Jul 19, 2015 @ 11:23 pm

Thank you so much for the wonderful tips :) I like the idea of keeping a healthy snack in my purse so that way I can always be snacking on something that is healthy and good for me! I just want to feel better about myself and have more energy. I have the working out part done, my eating habits just have to get better.

And I love coconut water and coconut milk is also so yummy and great to use in various recipes.

prettyrainbow on Jul 19, 2015 @ 11:26 pm

Wow those are some really great tips which I should follow! I'm not a huge veggie fan but I do love my salads. I also love snacking on fruits I'm a huge fruit fan. I will try to get in the habit of eating more veggies. Celery, peppers, cucumbers, snap peas, etc. Thanks for the help! :)

I work really early in the morning so I have to get up at 6 a.m. and I only get about 6 to 6 and a half hours of sleep every night. I try to make up for it in the afternoon by having a nap but it is taking a toll on my body.

Big breakfasts and lunches on Jul 22, 2015 @ 10:37 am

Hey prettyrainbow, I feel you on the low amount of sleep and feeling tired. I was trying to address tiredness rather than snacking when I started my new method, but it would maybe help you too!

I cannot recommend more highly having a large protein breakfast (protein does not need to be meat - I will have eggs and avocado, or a smoothie with ground up flax seed) and again, a large protein lunch (I am not a vegetarian, but made the vegetarian burgers from the "Oh She Glows" website in bulk and started bringing one for lunch each day with avocado - they dont go bad very quick and are my favorite veggie burger!). Then I have a light dinner. Eating this way SEVERELY reduced how tired I felt (no more yawning by ten am) AND left me entirely full for the whole day. Breakfast filled me up, and lunch even more so. I think it could be something to try for you because I am a snacker, and this approach to eating made me not want snacks, unless maybe they were liquids or something light (and I normally didn't care before this how full I was when I snacked - now I do).

Best of luck in your goals to stay on track!

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