Whilst working from home with a change in usual routines and easy access to the kitchen cupboards it can be easy to fall into the habit of snacking than usual.
Here are our top tips to help you control unnecessary snacking and keep on track with your fitness goals.
1) Eat nourishing meals
Eating three full meals a day with the right balance of carbohydrates, fats and protein can play a huge part in curbing your urge to snack. Ensure that you’re consuming an adequate amount of calories for your body to function at its best, and remember that people with active lifestyles may need to consume more calories than those who are less active.
2) Drink water
When experiences food cravings, it may be that you are thirsty. The same part of your brain is responsible for interpreting thirst and hunger, which results in mixed messages. If you find yourself feeling hungry between meals try drinking some water first before reaching for the snack cupboard.
3) Distract yourself
Being in a sedentary state for a long period of time, it can be easy to confuse boredom with hunger. Instead of reaching for a snack, get up and go for a walk, exercise or do some stretches. Releasing endorphins will make you feel good and help conquer the cravings.
4) Don’t deny yourself anything
Treating yourself now and again is normal and shouldn’t make you feel guilty. Control over your portion sizes and making healthy choices is key. If you deny yourself, the chances you will binge eat will be greater.
Take care and we look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon!
The Chelsea Health Club