Stopping The Afternoon Snack

Stopping The Afternoon Snack

Pay close attention to what happens before you reach for that snack. What is it that acts as a trigger? If you’ve eaten a proper lunch it’s probably not so much about hunger. But a deeply ingrained habit.

Is it pouring (or ordering, for you high rollers) a cup of coffee? You mustered all your willpower to have just the coffee, but the action of filling your cup with steaming black magic sets off a cascade of habits to follow.

You can’t fight the urge to dip into the cookie jar. Or that hot cross bun box in the cupboard. Or, if you do fight it, you’ll sap your willpower for the rest of the day.

The best solution is the path of least resistance. Keep the actions the same. But instead of a hot cross bun, choose a healthier alternative. Still have your coffee, still have a snack.

Start by asking yourself “how would this look if it’d be easy?” Any action in the right direction is better than no action.

Or, if you are yet to have a hot cross bun this Easter, just eat the damn thing.

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