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Having regular low-calorie snacks throughout the day along with regular smaller meals is a good way to manage your hunger. Plan snacks as part of your overall calories for the day, and avoid eating unplanned calories.
When you're tempted to snack at times that you didn't plan for, substitute a glass of water with lemon, and snack on carrot or celery sticks. Avoid sweetened drinks like sodas, special coffee drinks, energy drinks, and juices. They add a lot of calories.
When you feel the urge to have an unplanned snack, try an activity that does not involve eating, such as taking a bath, reading a book, or doing a hands-on activity.
Measure one portion of a snack into a bowl so you aren't tempted to keep reaching into the box or bag.
Current as of:
December 17, 2020
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: December 17, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
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