Have you found yourself eating ‘just because’? Well, I know what you are going through. Many of us are so used to eating and snacking all day. When you discover the raw food lifestyle, you find out that snacking all day would take a lot of planning. Most of us don’t have access to stores that carry a wide variety of raw foods.
A lot of the time, we feel the need to snack for several reasons. One of the reasons could be because you see another co-worker snacking, or there might be some unhealthy food sitting around your house or at your workplace. Even though these are some of the reasons why we snack, I believe it is the snack that might be keeping you in the snacking habit.
If you don’t know, processed food is void of nutrition. If you find yourself snacking on processed snacks then you can be sure you’ll continue to crave those snacks. I know at first it might be a bit difficult to move away from the processed foods, but it can be done. Here are a few tips.
Make your own snacks ahead of time: Find one or two good raw food recipes, like a granola or something you know will travel well, and have it with you at all times. If all else fails, I always try to go for nut and fruit snacks if I don’t have access to my own raw food snacks.
Buy pre-made raw food treats ahead of time; this way, you are covered. Some of my favorite raw food bars are Carolyn’s Agape bars, which are like no other. I absolutely love these bars and they are raw. Agape Nutrition Bars
Start drinking Green smoothies, if you haven’t done so already. Green Smoothies will help you get rid of the cravings. Why? Because you are feeding your body with plant-based nutrition, the best nutrition there is. When your body is given the nutrition it needs, it doesn’t crave the bad stuff as much as it will when it is void of nutrients.
If you are really looking to gain some control over mindful eating, you have to get away from the processed foods.