Are you someone who snacks a lot in the afternoon, regardless of whether you’re hungry?
If you are hungry, there’s nothing wrong with having an afternoon snack. I am often hungry around 4:00 p.m., and because I believe in honoring my body’s signals, I will eat a snack or small meal.
A lot of people snack in the afternoon out of habit. They don’t think about whether they’re hungry. Eating a snack is part of their routine. When we have habits, we tend to do things without thinking.
Often the people I coach have a habit of eating in the afternoon, but it isn’t because they’re hungry. I’ve heard all kinds of excuses for afternoon snacking, most commonly:
If you aren’t hungry, food isn’t going to fix the problem. Instead, it will store the energy from your snack as fat, thus undermining your weight loss efforts.
Listen to the podcast for some ideas for ways to care for yourself instead of eating a snack when you aren’t hungry.
Body scan meditations or yoga nidra: Insight Meditation Timer app. Yoga By Nature podcast also has some of the best ones!
(There's also an app and they're available where you get your podcasts)
I work with smart women who want to lose weight and keep it off. I help them discover what is really causing their weight problem, fix it at the source, and teach them how to enjoy the foods they love while permanently losing their desire to overeat along with their excess weight. I'd love to teach my method to you! I’m also a gourmet cook and baker who struggled with my weight for 40 years before discovering the secret to not overeating.