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How to stop mindless snacking? Tips to break the cycle of impulsive eating

Updated On Jan 19, 2023 06:10 PM IST

Mindless snacking can lead to consuming more calories, weight gain and other health issues. Check out some simple and helpful tips to overcome mindless snacking.

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We often indulge in binge eating for reasons other than hunger such as boredom, loneliness, stress and anger. Mindless snacking can lead to consuming more calories than needed and can contribute to weight gain and other health issues. Nutritionist and Health Coach, Sanket Sapkota, suggested some strategies that can help you stop mindless snacking and indulge in healthy eating habits.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 06:10 PM IST

We often indulge in binge eating for reasons other than hunger such as boredom, loneliness, stress and anger. Mindless snacking can lead to consuming more calories than needed and can contribute to weight gain and other health issues. Nutritionist and Health Coach, Sanket Sapkota, suggested some strategies that can help you stop mindless snacking and indulge in healthy eating habits.(Unsplash)

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Stress eating: When we are stressed, eating food mainly help with stress modulation, but that's not good for long term. Find other ways to cope with stress or boredom that don't involve eating, such as going for a walk, reading a book, or calling a friend.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 06:10 PM IST

Stress eating: When we are stressed, eating food mainly help with stress modulation, but that's not good for long term. Find other ways to cope with stress or boredom that don't involve eating, such as going for a walk, reading a book, or calling a friend.(Unsplash)

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Keep yourself busy: Find activities to keep yourself busy and engaged. This way, you'll be less likely to turn to food when you're feeling bored or stressed.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 06:10 PM IST

Keep yourself busy: Find activities to keep yourself busy and engaged. This way, you'll be less likely to turn to food when you're feeling bored or stressed.(Unsplash)

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Avoid having junk food in the house: Don't keep unhealthy snacks in the house, or at least keep them out of reach. Make sure to have an environment that supports your goal. If you want to get fit and make better food choices, don't buy tempting food and store it at your pantry. Buy food which require you to actually cook instead of instant biscuits or chips or noodles.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 06:10 PM IST

Avoid having junk food in the house: Don't keep unhealthy snacks in the house, or at least keep them out of reach. Make sure to have an environment that supports your goal. If you want to get fit and make better food choices, don't buy tempting food and store it at your pantry. Buy food which require you to actually cook instead of instant biscuits or chips or noodles.(Unsplash)

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Get enough sleep: Make sure you get enough sleep each night. A lack of sleep can lead to increased appetite and cravings. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Try to sleep early. If you find yourself consuming a lot of snacks post-dinner, it's because you sleep late.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 06:10 PM IST

Get enough sleep: Make sure you get enough sleep each night. A lack of sleep can lead to increased appetite and cravings. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Try to sleep early. If you find yourself consuming a lot of snacks post-dinner, it's because you sleep late.(Pexels)

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Keep healthy snacks on hand: Stock up on healthy snacks such as fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Keep them in plain sight, so that you're more likely to reach for them when you get a craving.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 06:10 PM IST

Keep healthy snacks on hand: Stock up on healthy snacks such as fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Keep them in plain sight, so that you're more likely to reach for them when you get a craving.(Unsplash)

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Mindful eating: Try to be more aware of your eating habits. Pay attention to your body's hunger cues, and stop eating when you're full. Avoid eating when you're not actually hungry. Eating mindfully will help you to be more in tune with your body's needs.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 06:10 PM IST

Mindful eating: Try to be more aware of your eating habits. Pay attention to your body's hunger cues, and stop eating when you're full. Avoid eating when you're not actually hungry. Eating mindfully will help you to be more in tune with your body's needs.(Unsplash)

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