Until I found these wise and efficient advises.
First of all, we don’t always snack for good reasons: Is it a need for emotional compensation? Is it boredom? Distraction? Stress? Just a habit? Insufficient or badly distributed food supply during the day? Or are we sincerely hungry?
When you really are hungry, some food could help to eradicate this bad habit: complex carbohydrates or slow-burning sugars as bread, pasta, potatoes, pulses (as lentils for instance), seeds of cereal (rice, wheat, corn). We should eat some at each meal.
At ONE condition though: don’t eat them adding sugar or fat ingredients (like butter, cream, or sauces) But on the other hand, don’t forget to consume vegetables (rich in fibers) at the same meal.
The digestion of this category of food is slow, so that will maintain the stability of your glycemia and will have for consequence to get you a sensation of satiety on the long term. You’ll be less hungry between meal and you won’t be tempted by snacking!
If you do snack without being hungry make a list of activities & hobbies you enjoy doing and take a few minutes to do one of these healthy activities instead.
If it’s not the right time to do this try one of these:
– drink a nice cup of tea/coffee (without milk and sugar) or a plain glass of water,
– brush your teeth and your tongue,
– give a call to someone,
-and if you really need to eat something: store some fresh vegetable as carrots, cherry tomatoes, fennels. They don’t contain too much sugar. You can eat them as much as you want!
Do you have a special tip for avoiding snacking?