How to avoid overindulging this Easter
Ever found yourself standing at the fridge snacking on sugary snacks, without realising what you're doing?
Breaking the cycle of overeating can be challenging. However, some techniques can help.
The tips below provide a starting point to reduce overindulging:
1. Get rid of distractions
Whether it’s working through lunch in front of the computer or scoffing a chocolate bar while catching up on your favourite Netflix show, eating while distracted is a common occurrence for most people. While this habit might seem harmless, it can contribute to overeating. Check out this article for some tips on mindful eating
2. Fill up on protein
Protein helps keep your body full throughout the day and can decrease the desire to overeat. Eating a high protein breakfast has been shown to reduce hunger and snacking later in the day. Choose a high protein snack such as Belly Blends to keep you feeling fuller for longer, and to satisfy the sugar craving.
3. Plan ahead
Being unprepared when hunger strikes can make it more likely that you’ll make poor food choices that can lead to overeating.
Instead, keep healthy snacks on hand, pack home-cooked lunches, and stock the fridge with healthy options to prepare dinner at home.
4. Eat more healthy fats
Try adding more healthy fats to your diet. Studies have shown doing so may help you feel fuller after meals and lose weight over time. Some great examples of healthy fats are extra olive virgin oil, avocados and coconut cream *wink wink*. Belly Blends are blended with coconut cream to not only give you a delicious fudgey snack but to also help prevent you from over eating by keeping you feeling fuller for longer.