Finding yourself raiding the pantry for unhealthy snacks a bit too often? Here is our guide to help you easily avoid food temptations at home!
Thanks to COVID, more and more employees are working from home, and for many, it looks like WFH life is here to stay. Whether you love working from home or can’t wait to get back to the office, we can all agree that there is one major problem many people have faced in this new work lifestyle: food temptations.
If you’re spending more time at home, you may have noticed that you reach for snacks a bit more often than in pre-pandemic life. Snacking in itself is not a problem (sometimes you need that energy boost!), but we’ve all found ourselves unnecessarily overindulging – especially when it comes to our favorite not so healthy snacks. If you’re looking to clean up your snacking habits, we’ve broken down a few helpful tips (that actually work!) to help you avoid food temptations at home.
Avoid Food Temptations at Home with these Easy Tips
Start Your Day with Super Amazing Coffee
Start your day off on a healthy note with Super Amazing Coffee! This superfood-packed coffee contains 12 powerful plant-based ingredients that help curb cravings so that you’re better able to avoid food temptations throughout the day. Incredible superfoods like matcha, turmeric, chaga, and ginger also increase brain power (and beat brain fog!), boost metabolism, burn calories, improve energy, and so much more!
Eat Protein-Packed Meals
Eating filling meals that are high in protein can help you fight the temptation to snack at home. Protein-packed meals will keep you fuller for longer, so you are less likely to feel tempted to raid the pantry between meals – and there is research to back this up! One study found that participants who increased the amount of protein they consumed to 25% of their daily caloric intake reported a notable decrease in food temptations.
There’s also research proving that a protein-packed breakfast is particularly important for minimizing food temptations. In a separate study, researchers found that a healthy breakfast high in protein helps people stay fuller for longer, and also minimizes the temptation to snack.
Get Rid of Temptations & Have Healthy Snacks Readily Available
While eating snacks between meals is a great way to stay energized and satiated throughout the day, you need to have the right snacks on hand. One of the best ways to avoid food temptations at home is to simply get rid of them. In order to clean up your snacking habits, purge any unhealthy temptations (chips, candy, sodas – you get the picture), and replace them with more nutritious snacks. Out of sight, out of mind!
Of course, for those who live with others, completely getting rid of these unhealthy snacks might be out of the question. If that’s the case, still be sure to stock up on healthier alternatives to reach for when you need a mid-morning or mid-afternoon boost. While you might still need to do some mental gymnastics to fight the urge to reach for the unhealthier options, having delicious yet nutritious snacks within reach will help you make healthier choices.
Need some healthy snack inspiration? Check out this article! We’ve broken down ten delicious and nutritious snacks. You’ll find both sweet and savory options!
Stay Hydrated Throughout the Day
A lot of times we think we’re hungry, but we’re actually just dehydrated! If you feel a pang of hunger or some cravings coming on, drink a tall glass of water and give your body a few minutes to adjust. You may find that the craving will go away as quickly as it came on!
If you’re looking for a way to motivate yourself to drink more water throughout the day, give Superfood Tabs a shot. These sugar-free tabs turn your plain old glass of water into a deliciously refreshing fizzy berry drink! They’re packed with 15 incredible superfoods (including matcha, elderberry, milk thistle, and chlorella) that further curb your appetite and control cravings while also boosting energy.
Find Activities to Keep Your Mind Off Cravings
Sometimes, cravings creep up simply because we’re bored. Even if you aren’t hungry, food can serve as easy entertainment. When you feel a boredom-induced craving start to come on, rather than reaching for a snack, find another activity to keep your mind occupied. Take a break and go for a quick walk around the neighborhood, read a few pages of a book, call a friend, or even just do a few chores around the house.
Of course, it isn’t always easy to take a break during a workday. That said, even just stepping away from the task at hand for five or ten minutes can help. Doing so will break up your routine so that you can refresh and re-energize your mind and take your focus away from food.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
If you have a craving for sweets that just won’t go away, healthily satisfy that sweet tooth with Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies! These vegan apple-flavored gummies are sweet and delicious (don’t worry – they don’t actually taste like apple cider vinegar!), and are packed with numerous health benefits. They reduce appetite and promote healthy digestion, while also boosting your immune system and helping with weight management. They’ll satisfy that sweet tooth while boosting your health – it’s a win-win!
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