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Podcast, Weight Coaching | June 19, 2018  | by  Shari Broder | 1 COMMENT
20 Alternatives to Afternoon Snacking When You Aren’t Hungry | Weight Loss for Foodies Podcast

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.

Have you ever thought about WHY you snack?

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: 

  1. I’m tired
  2. I worked so hard today that I deserve this treat 
  3. I need a break 
  4. I’m low on energy 

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 appYoga By Nature podcast also has some of the best ones! 

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About the author 

Shari Broder

My mission is to help foodies ditch dieting and lose the weight for good. Discover what is really causing your weight issues (it isn't that you love food!), and learn how to stop obsessing about food and make peace with food and eating. Get off the diet hamster wheel once and for all and learn to eat consciously, stop emotional eating and enjoy the foods you love while permanently losing your desire to overeat.

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Meet Shari

I am now retired from weight coaching, but hope you will enjoy the  blog posts and podcasts I created.