If you find that when you have a deadline you are nervous about meeting or if you have just been in a fight that you head straight for the kitchen and find yourself eating the biggest candy bar or the biggest pack of chips you can find, you are a stress snacker.
Here are some tips to help you get over the stress snacking habit:
- Firstly, you have to realize that you are a stress snacker before you can take steps to avoid being one. Examine your behavior and your snacking habits to establish the patterns of stress and snacking that are so harmful. Also find out whether you are eating[healthy eating habits] out of stress or nervousness, in order to gain comfort or just out of boredom.
- Secondly get rid of all the unhealthy snacks in the office and the home. If there are no chips or candy bars to munch on, chances are you won’t go down to the store expressly to get them. So when you are out grocery shopping, consciously avoid the unhealthy snacks.
- Thirdly stock up on healthy snacks. If you are a stress snacker, it is unlikely that the habit will go away easily or of its own accord. And so if you must snack, make sure that it is healthy carrot sticks, fresh fruit, nuts, berries or seeds that you have at hand.