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How to Enjoy Your Favorite Treats Without Overindulging

Mar 27, 2023Dillon Millsap

We all have our favorite treats that we love to indulge in from time to time. Whether it’s a slice of cake, a bag of potato chips, or a pint of ice cream, these treats can bring us joy and comfort when we need it most. However, if we’re not careful, indulging too often or too much can lead to overconsumption and weight gain. The good news is, there are ways to enjoy your favorite treats without overindulging. Here are some tips to help you savor your snacks without going overboard. 

Portion control is key

One of the easiest ways to enjoy your favorite treats without overindulging is to practice portion control. Instead of eating an entire bag of chips or a whole pint of ice cream, measure out a serving size and enjoy it slowly. By savoring each bite, you’ll be able to appreciate the taste and texture of the treat, while also keeping your portions in check. Smaller bags may help prevent from eating the "whole" bag.  Check out some of our smaller bag options: Small Bags

Choose your treats wisely

When it comes to indulging in treats, not all snacks are created equal. Some snacks are higher in calories and sugar than others, making it easier to overindulge. Instead of reaching for the first treat you see, take a moment to consider your options. Opt for snacks that are lower in calories and sugar, or try to find healthier alternatives to your favorite treats. Here are a few healthy choices to choose from Sugar Free Options

Mindful eating is key

Mindful eating is the practice of paying attention to the food you’re eating and savoring each bite. By taking the time to appreciate the taste and texture of your favorite treat, you’ll be less likely to overindulge. Mindful eating also helps you tune into your body’s hunger and fullness cues, which can prevent you from eating more treats than you need.

Slow down

When we’re busy or stressed, we tend to eat quickly and mindlessly. This can lead to overeating and feeling unsatisfied. Instead of rushing through your snack, take your time and eat slowly. This will give your brain time to register that you’re eating and help you feel fuller faster. 

Plan ahead

If you know you’re going to indulge in a treat, plan ahead. Make sure you have a healthy meal beforehand, so you’re not ravenously hungry. Also, try to plan your snack for a time when you’re not distracted, so you can fully enjoy it. 

In conclusion, indulging in your favorite treats doesn’t have to mean overindulging. By practicing portion control, choosing your snacks wisely, practicing mindful eating, slowing down, and planning ahead, you can enjoy your treats without guilt or negative consequences. So go ahead, enjoy that bag of chips, just remember to savor each bite!  Visit our main site at Keep It Frank - Snack Attack!

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