A whole Saturday at home can be a scenario for a diet disaster. A lot of us end up eating out of boredom instead of true hunger. This may not pose as much of a problem on busy days, but when you are just hanging out around the house, it’s easy for your mind to drift to food. It can be easy to find yourself eating out of boredom when you are at home.
Here’s the thing…there is no magic remedy or piece of advice that can forcibly prohibit you from raiding the refrigerator at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. But, maybe instead of an all-out attack, you could establish a battle plan before you get out of your chair.
What are you going to eat if you walk into the kitchen? This is not the time for a foraging expedition; those usually end up badly. However, a conscious, well-thought-out plan may just get you from now until dinner time.
One suggestion would be to reach for some nuts: almonds, pistachios or a tablespoon of peanut butter (if you don’t have any of those around). While nuts are not typically the lowest calorie option, they pack a punch when it comes to satisfying hunger and they are fiber-rich, so they will stick around for a while.
Ultimately, it comes down to a simple decision. Who or what is in charge of the food I put in my mouth today? Am I in charge or is the food making the decisions for me? Eating out of boredom at home can be avoided with a little preparation and a plan of action.