So often we are reaching for food out of emotion, stress, boredom, fatigue, or just unconscious programming. Start to tune in. When you find yourself looking for a snack between meals, just simply get curious and ask the following: "Am I actually hungry? " "What just triggered me to reach for food?" If you are actually hungry, eat! But be honest with yourself. If you are reaching for food out of emotion, try to find a non-edible form of nourishment or distraction. Example: take a quick walk, drink water/club soda, listen to music, meditate, or find some other activity that brings you joy.
2. CHOOSE WISELY:
Choose low carb, high protein options with healthy fats to satiate and energize you, versus a high carb option that will spike your blood sugar and lead to crashes and more carb cravings all day long.
3 of My Favorite On-The-Go Snacks:
1. Paleo Angel Power Balls
2. Epic Bars- I love Epic Chicken Sriracha!
3. Primal Kitchen Coconut Cashew Collagen Protein Bars
3. ALWAYS BE PREPARED:
No matter where you go, you should have a healthy snack at arms length. This is KEY to help you fuel your body with nourishing foods, and avoid succumbing to foods that rob your energy and well being.
Setting yourself up for success takes willpower out of the equation. So in circumstances such as when "Deborah" brings donuts to work, you've got dark chocolate or Paleo Power Balls to enjoy in your desk drawer. Or when you end up having to stay late at a "PTA" meeting and your stomach is growling, and all there is are some store bought cookies and cupcakes, you've got a paleo protein bar in your purse to hold you over.
Emergency Snack Location Mental Checklist: STOCK UP