It seems people are gaining weight while on quarantine due to all day snacking so here are some ways to reduce your snacking.
Thousands of people have taken to social media to reveal they are snacking more than ever, and 'grazing' through the day.’
Nutritionists say this apparent need to constantly eat is triggered by feelings of boredom, panic, and/or anxiety.
The most common foods craved are usually ultra-processed, like chips, chocolate, and ice cream. These foods quickly target the pleasure receptors in our brains but they are also the most fattening....
Three quick habits to help reduce snacking:
- Keep the snacks in the kitchen rather than on your desk
- Only take out as much as you need. For example, if you are snacking on chips, place a few on a plate, rather than taking the whole bag
- Chew, chew, chew. Chewing improves digestion and increases satiety meaning you feel full and less likely to pick a snack. Adding an herbal tea to your snack times can also be useful to help limit the snacking