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Hey friends! Are you ready to learn how to resist snacking?
I find that resisting snacking is SO HARD! The kids seem to always want a snack, and even if I’m not hungry, I’m looking. Or the kids are finally all in bed, and all I want to do is watch TV and have a snack. Just some peace and quiet and some good food that the kids don’t even know exists in the house. We all have that stash right?
Today I’ve got a 3 tips that will help you resist snacking, and help in your weight loss.
#1: CHEW GUM! Seriously you guys! This WORKS! The kids and I went to Target the other day (I don’t live super close to my Target, so when I go it’s like a dream of perfection. Don’t you just love Target? So much perfection in one little red store.) and as I was checking out I found this (plus here is an awesome coupon through Target Cartwheel for the new Extra® 35-stick pack):
Do you SEE THAT? No? Let me get closer.
Now do you see why I’m so excited? Friends, I go through 4-6 sticks of gum in ONE DAY sometimes. Those times when I’m not actually hungry, but when I’m board and my mouth just thinks it needs to chew on something, I grab a stick of gum. Extra® Gum Spearmint has THIRTY-FIVE sticks of gum. This makes my heart (and my mouth ) crazy happy. Most gum packs come with far less than that.
I have to share one other things I’m loving about this gum.
It doesn’t just come in a cardboard package. It has this durable recycled plastic that holds the gum. Hooray!!!
I throw my gum in my purse, and keep it in the car, and in the pantry. Seriously, I honestly do. It’s everywhere (clearly I’m always munchy). The thing I HATE is pulling my gum out only to find that cracker crumbs have make their way into the wrapper of my gum, which was laying around in my bag because having 6 kids means that they are always grabbing and searching for the gum too. Or whatever else they can find. I hate when my gum package is open, and spilling. THIS IS AWESOME! It clicks closed, and I know my gum is safe and sound, and crumb free.
PS – There is so much of this gum, it’s easy to give a little. Sometimes I hate sharing those last few pieces, but when there are SO many pieces it’s easy to share for sure.
#2: DRINK WATER FIRST: Alright, so when you’ve recently eaten, and you’re feeling munchy, or you feel like you’re hungry, make sure to drink a big glass of water. Wait about 15 minutes to see if you’re ready hungry, or just feeling like you want to chew on something.
If you’re not really feeling that hungry, and still want something to do with your mouth, just grab a stick of gum. I leave a package always in my pantry so when I’m grazing, I can see it easily, and just be reminded that I may not need food. Loving that this Extra® Gum Spearmint 35-stick package just stands up nicely.
#3: WHEN YOU EAT, EAT CLEAN! If you’re going to eat something then make sure it’s good for you. Good snacks always involve protein and can have a carb or a fat too. It’s something that will fill you up and something that will get you to the next meal without having an in-between meal or something that you’ll regret eating.