Funny how when we’re absolutely at our most hungry we feel like we could just eat ANYTHING. This is the perfect opportunity to trick and change your pallet to healthy or at least healthier snacks. Keep foods that you wouldn’t normally have a craving for like all natural fruit preserves and gluten free breads or crackers.

If you have the advantage of being near a kitchen or have somewhere you can cut things, wash food and your hands, then you’re in the best situation possible. If not, it just takes a little planning. An avocado or a grapefruit can really come in handy when  the snack attack hits. But if you need something more portable and convenient, I love these “Go Macro” bars. I keep a couple in the middle compartment in the car.

Whenever you find healthy snacks you like, buy quite a few of them within reason and stash them in places where you may be when hunger strikes. Keeping bottled water stashed around is always a good ideas as well. Often, when we think we’re hungry we’re really thirsty. Drinking 1/2 of your body weight in ounces each day will reduce hunger and provide as much energy as coffee. For instance, if you weigh 200 lbs you should try drinking at least 100 ounces of water each day. Its not always easy but a little effort goes a long way. Try it and let me know how it works out.

The key is to take a serious interest in preparing your own meals or even just snacks to begin with. I get lots of emails asking about how to survive the temptation of destructive snacks during the holidays so I’ll be posting more helpful tips and quick recipes through New Years.
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