Snack Amnesia


I just found these tips I was asked to write for Women’s Fitness Magazine a few months ago. I got so busy with my relocation I forgot to buy a copy! I’ve also just realised it has been far too long since my last blog post! So here goes…hope you enjoy.

So many people in the workplace snack more than they claim to. I see it all the time, the odd biscuit, the handful of jelly beans, the bag of crisps, creamy coffee’s etc. If you can’t remember all the food that you have eaten in one day (or perhaps you’re just in denial) then it’s likely that you have “Snack Amnesia”

Women’s Fitness Magazine asked me for 5 tips on how to avoid snacking on all the bad stuff during the day as it’s so easily done! These are my tips:

  1. Take control and plan healthy snacks into your day (e.g. mid morning and mid afternoon) so that you snack responsibly.
  1. Remove temptation by only keeping healthy snacks within reach e.g. raw nuts that are packed with nutrients.
  2. Make the right choices. When you feel that you’re about to reach for the crisps just stop and ask yourself “am I hungry, thirsty or bored?” then choose to have a glass of water or distract yourself with something else
  3. Use a food diary like My Fitness Pal to record your daily food intake and be honest! You’ll soon realise how many bad calories are in those chocolate bars, crisps and sweets
  1. Reward yourself. At the end of the week treat yourself to your favorite naughty snack (just one!) so that you don’t feel deprived and you are likely to enjoy it a lot more that if you were eating it everyday.

Do you have any additional tips that have worked for you?
(Neuro–Linguistic Programming (NLP) helps you to use your brain more effectively by using methods and insights to be more in charge of your thoughts and feelings. It teaches you how to feel good about yourself and how to build rapport and have great relationships. NLP empowers you to take 100% responsibility for your results and will help you achieve better results faster)


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