March 7, 2012

Workout Wednesday - Snacking

I am not a big snacker. I do like to have snacks once in awhile especially while watching a movie at home. However, snacking is not something I do on a regular basis. I also know that many people are snacker and that they love it. Since starting my whole workout routine, I have become more conscious of when I snack and what I snack on since there is no good from one change if you're just doing the same old "other" things you were doing before. I know that it's the salt and sugar in the snacks that keep me coming back, but as I reduce both in my diet, I find I don't crave the snacks as much.

Because I know I usually snack while watching a movie, I've decided to only allow myself two nights a week when I can snack on the Doritos and Soda I love, Friday and Saturday. All other days I'm only allowed dried fruits, nuts and vegetables. I know that may not sound like fun, but you'd be surprised at how yummy dried mango or apple can be as well as how much better you feel after drinking water instead of soda. I'm a firm believer in all things in moderation. I am not a big advocate of anything to the extreme, however, I do recognize that I can't work out, snack  and expect to get the results I want. So I've made my choices.

Do you have a snack you can't do without? How do you deal with it?

Next Week: Keeping Motivated


Anonymous said...

That's a great plan. It can be really rough to try to cut yourself off cold turkey, and just make you get back into old bad habits. I think giving yourself an out is a great way to stick to your regular routine.

For me it's ice cream; I'd eat it every day if I could!!

Additionsstyle said...

I don't snack that often, but when I do I love nuts and dried fruit.

I have recently come across veggie straws and I have become kind of addicted. I control myself by only eating a serving size according to the package and only allowing myself to eat them 2 - 3 days a week with a lunch.

It sounds like you have a good plan in place. So enjoy you snack when you have it!

Everyday Inspired

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I like popcorn sometimes in the evening. I figure at least it has more fiber than ice cream! :)