- Keep a food diary for 1 week. As you record what you eat, write down what you were doing at the time and whether or not you were actually hungry. This will help you identify your snacking pattern. For example, you may tend to snack while watching television.
- Next, to help you deal with situations where you tend to snack, substitute other activities that make it hard to snack. Try playing with your kids or pets, or exercise while you watch television. Knowing your snacking patterns and having actions to prevent them will help improve your eating habits.
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