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anyone else struggle with this? i cook extreamly healthy for my family yet i still just snack


Posted anonymously, 17th September 2018


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  • I have smaller meals to try to stop this. I have a big glass of water or cup of tea instead and try to recognise if it’s boredom rather then hunger


  • Yep. I know this too well. It is a very hard habit to break. I usually have a smaller dinner because I will still snack regardless of dinner size. I’ve found swapping foods helpful. Having roasted/salted nuts instead of chips or crackers. Or yoghurt instead of chocolate. I’m sure there are better foods to choose from, but it’s a start for me. At least I’m getting some nutritional benefits from the swap.


  • Yes I am the same I have to be all or nothing I can not have a biscuit it ends up 6 so i try to not have anything like that in the house


  • Yes, I struggle with this too. At the moment I’m trying to reduce my portion sizes.


  • Have a glass of water before you eat the snack. Don’t have snacks in the house (for me if i have them in the house i just eat them). get out and about – i mostly snack when i am at home. but when at work or doing some other activity I’m pretty good.


  • Maybe write up a plan and try to stick by that every day eating healthy is great but you need to have a reminder not to snack too often


  • I’ve struggled with food addiction for most of my life. It’s a way to cure boredom, feel better when stressed or depressed, many reasons. It can be a hard thing to change when it becomes a habit. Take notice of how you’re feeling when you do snack. Or only snack on really healthy things, which can be really hard. Try only having fruit/veggies/nuts as a snack for a week and see if it’s actually hunger or a habit.


  • I blame my husband. He thinks that the time after dinner once the kids are asleep is naughty food time. I started logging all of my food into MyFitnessPal to keep track, once I realised one double coat Tim Tam is 117 calories, it became really easy to not eat it or to only eat one when I did. I also have a shopping list when I shop and only buy those items.


  • I find that if I eat a good protein rich breakfast that it will keep me going through to lunch easily. Then up to dinner is okay too.
    It’s not until after dinner that I really start wanting to snack. I get the feeling that I am confusing the feelings of being tired with being hungry.


  • Hi mom, make the effort to eat with your family at meal times and in-between have a glass of water. Wishing you all the best and if things do not improve maybe a visit to your dr is the next course of treatment.


  • Yes. All I do is think about what I will eat next. I too eat healthy but can’t stop thinking about food or snacking


  • I never go shopping on an empty stomach if I do I tend to buy chocolate lollies soft drink anything to give me a lift arrrrr.


  • I used to, but not anymore. With good satisfying meals, I don’t feel the desire to snack at all. I just make sure to have healthy snacks in the house for my kids and if I want for myself. Banned all junk.


  • Yes, i do the same. I have stopped buying bad foods, I would stash them away for special occasions, but I would end up eating it. So just had to say when people come over I have to go and buy stuff as we require it so it is not in the house.


  • Also; I snack but have small amounts of food – grazing.


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