Most of us are not used to being home and in such close proximity to the kitchen and pantry throughout the day. You may have found that this can lead to excess snacking. Whether out of comfort, boredom or because it is just so easily accessible!
Here are some tips to help with ISO snacking, quarantine binging or whatever you may call it!
- Remember the fundamental rules for grocery shopping:
- Do not go shopping hungry.
- Always make a list. This will prevent you from buying foods that you do not need or might “regret” having in the house later!
- Meal prep – keep meal prepping/planning as you normally would. Don’t let this habit slip away just because you are not going to work or leaving the house.
- Check in with yourself before you start snacking. Are you actually hungry? Or maybe just bored or thirsty?
- Consistent meal timing. Make sure that you are eating every 3-4 hours to avoid getting too hungry.
- Balanced snacks. Make sure that when you do have a snack it contains a balance of protein, carbs and fat and a prepared portion size. (Not grab a bag of chips and “plan” to only eat some)
- Get out of the house! Go for a walk, get some fresh air, enjoy some time outdoors!
Let’s avoid the “Quarantine 15” and stay smart with your snacks!