It's mid morning and you've made a coffee and eaten a few chocolate biscuits. Eh, it's a few biscuits, it's not much (2 biscuits = 160 calories)
You have lunch. It was tasty and you need something sweet so you take a mini pack of Haribos
It's no big deal, it's just a few sweets laying around and it's a small packet (85 calories).
It's afternoon time and you need your coffee... and a few more chocolate biscuits
You know you had some earlier but 2 more won't hurt (160 calories)
Ah, end of the working day!
You've had dinner, kicked your feet up
Time for a glass of wine (130 calories)
You get bored watching Netflix.... hmm, what can you find to snack on
You remember you have some almonds .... one handful is alright and they're healthy for you (160 calories)
A few days later, you've forgotten all about those snacks ...and the ones you have most days. You know you had 1 chocolate biscuit with your coffee and you always enjoy your evening wine but apart from that you've been eating healthy so it's all good.
Add that sort of mindless snacking up over a long time and you are confused and frustrated as to why you're eating healthy and working out but your weight just isn't shifting.
You can't figure it out at all.
It doesn't sound much as you read through yet those snacks and drinks added up to nearly 700 extra calories!
If some of this is ringing true with the snacking through the day, it's possible those calories keep sneaking up on you and getting in the way of you losing weight.
In that case give this a try:
Give yourself a guideline to not snack between meals
A guideline isn't a hard rule that you must follow. It's a suggestion to help you catch yourself if you find you're mindlessly reaching for the chocolate biscuits or sweets.
It might seem too simple... effective doesn't have to be grand, complicated gestures - just stuff that works.
This is my, mostly, Personal Trainer musings and information which I hope you'll find helpful!