So, blah, yeah, I’m trying to drop a few pounds, in a healthy, non-depriving way. I exercise before work; eat a small, healthy balanced breakfast, have a healthy mid-morning snack; eat a small balanced lunch; and have a healthy afternoon snack. All is good. Maybe I could stand to drink more water during the day, rather than Diet Coke. (Note to self.)
But, here’s the problem: the second I walk in the door when I get home from work (and it doesn’t matter what time it is, 5pm, 7pm, 8pm, it’s always the same behavior, unless I’ve been out for dinner), I am immediately famished, as if I haven’t eaten all day. Suddenly, I find myself foraging in the cupboards and fridge for something to snack on—usually salty and crunchy, and seldom healthy. Alas, there are many salty, crunchy snacks in my home, usually brought in by someone other than me (for good reason, because I have ZERO willpower.) And, if I pour myself a nice glass of wine while cooking dinner or whatever, I’m such a lightweight that the willpower problem is magnified tenfold. I think this is mostly habit, and perhaps a very ineffective way of dealing with work stress, although, it is quite possible that I genuinely do need a small pre-dinner snack since I’m eating only small meals throughout the day.
Do you have any recommendations for which easy, tasty, healthy, snacks I might have on hand to snack on when I get home from work so that I won’t continue to sabotage my dinner and my efforts to drop a few pounds? (And, am I alone in this problem?)