I like snacks! My main problem used to be evening snacking which is another reason intermittent fasting suits me. Once I start my fasting timer it stops me keep popping in and out of the kitchen and gives me a sort of cut off.
I try to keep my snacks healthy opting for fruit as much as possible. The fruit bowl is always over flowing, bananas are a must each week, apples are also a weekly staple and then I like to mix between satsumas, pears, berries and tropical fruits like mango, pineapple etc.
On the top shelf of my pantry cupboard I have a basket for snacky items, in there I keep things like popcorn, banana chips, nuts and dried fruit.
I usually pop something snacky in my packed lunch to have after the main part of my meal. I’ve got some yogurt sized pots I use for portion control.
Recently I’ve been trying snack boxes from Abel and Cole, they’ve got a variety from nut mixes and crisp breads to fruit and veg. It’s easy because it means a changing variety delivered to my door. If anyone else knows any snack boxes to try I’d love to hear them.
Sometimes resistance is futial and ends in me reaching for something I know I shouldn’t have or don’t need. So I’ve found it’s better to listen on these days and make a smoothie or a “healthy pudding” then press start on my fasting app.
After the app is set I will have a fruit or herbal tea instead and actually this pretty much always satisfies me despite the fact I never think it will.
With all that said tonight we decided to go to the cinema last minute and I had popcorn and a Diet Coke. It’s important to me that the kids see me joining in with them and showing a healthy moderate approach to all foods on all occasions.