Now I'm not majorly overweight, but I do have a man boob/belly problem. I attend a boarding school for theatre. Now recently I have been trying to eat healthy, and I have been trying to steal some fruit from the cafeteria every once in a while, but the problem is, I can't stop snacking. And when I don't have an apple or a banana around, I feel the need to just shove something in my mouth (with I often do...... and kinda sorta doing right now lol) so that I feel satisfied. But I never do. What would you recommend? Did you ever have that problem?
ANSWER: Hello. Snacking is a problem for most people, including myself. The best way I have found to combat it is to eat a lot of vegetables when I want to snack. Carrots, peppers, lettuce, celery, and green leafy vegetables are the ones that I eat when I want to snack on something. When I lost the 85 lbs I ate 1-3 apples a day. Whenever I felt like eating but knew that I needed to be healthy I would eat an apple. Apples are great because they have a very high satiety index so they are filling.
My suggestion to you is to get your hands on whatever vegetables you can and snack on those and also eat 1-3 pieces of fruit a day for snacks. If you do not see weight loss then try to only eat 1-2 pieces of fruit because the fruit will have more calories than the vegetables.