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How To Avoid Food Temptations Around The House

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How To Avoid Food Temptations Around The House

Covid-19 has impacted us all in many ways, with a lot of staying inside more and adapting to a 'working from home' lifestyle.

This transition has been and can be pretty difficult for those who aren't used to this particular setup. Most of us are surrounded by distractions and temptations at home, such as Netflix, pets, and the dreaded S word - snacks.

The majority of the time, if you find yourself making a b-line for the fridge, it's mainly to pass the time, fill the void, or cope with emotions.

I mean, of course in most cases - you're just hungry. However, if you find yourself frequently visiting the cupboard whilst at home and want to limit your intake - we have included some tips to avoid those pesky food temptations.

1. Drink Water

We know it's easy to fall into the habit of overloading yourself on coffee when working from home - but make sure you're getting enough water too!

Most of the time, thirst is mistaken for food cravings or hunger. Additionally, drinking a lot of water has a lot of health benefits. Drinking water before consuming food can decrease appetite hence assist in losing weight.

Drinking water regularly can also help with productivity, brain boost and calorie control. It is advised you should be drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day. 

2. Snack Smart

If you're sticking to a strict fitness regime and find yourself wanting to snack whilst you're at home for the day - try and introduce food and snacks swaps to act as a healthier alternative. 

Here are some tips for healthy snacking:

  • Plan your meals and snacks ahead if you're counting the calories.
  • Make vegetables exiting! Pair some fresh veggies with peanut butter, hummus, a low fat cheese dip? Whatever you fancy.
  • Snack with The Skinny Food Co. We have an abundance of healthy alternative snacks, including high protein bars, low sugar chocolate treats and lots more! Visit our Healthy Alternative Snacks page to browse through this range.

3. Build a Routine and Plan Ahead

Build a routine and prepare your meal ahead of time.

Meal prepping can help with organisation and is commonly used by busy people as it saves a lot of time. Your prepared meals for the week can be easily stored at home and enjoyed whilst working from home.

Meal prepping can also help if you're looking to eat healthier, as having pre-prepared meals on hand can reduce portion size and can help you reach nutritional and fitness goals.

Read our blog on Meal Prepping for more information.

4. Introduce Healthy Distractions

Try to get busy with something else whenever you experience food cravings.

You can make a healthy choice of taking a walk on your break, or you could call a friend or work on something else.

Keeping yourself occupied will keep your mind off food. 

5. Practice Good Sleep Habits

Multiple studies show that poor sleeping habits contribute to weight gain, and having a good nights sleep can help fight cravings, make healthy choices and prevent weight gain.

Healthline explain more ways to Lose Weight Through Sleep.


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