01 February 2016

UltimateYou challenge Day 29: No Snacking

Welcome to Day 29 of the Free 30-Day Ultimate You Healthy Habits Challenge brought to you by Sleekgeek and Health24!


On this 30 day challenge you will receive one task daily to complete in order to help you eat, move, think, and sleep better.

Today’s task is no snacking

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Most of us are used to having breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack. Today we’re going to shake things up a bit and take those snacks away.

This is to help you differentiate between actual hunger and habitual eating. Very rarely do we experience actual hunger - it’s because we’re usually armed with snacks to keep that feeling at bay.

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Don’t get us wrong, we don’t have anything against snacking. We just want you to be more mindful about your food habits - and the easiest way to do that is to take out the snacks. This way you will see that usually you’re eating out of habit rather than hunger. 

How to complete today’s task:

This one is simple.-

- Don’t snack at all.

- Eat your main meals and don’t have anything except water in between.

- Make sure that your main meals are enough to keep you full.

- Take note of when you start feeling “snacky” and what your triggers are (boredom, stress, habit)

Here’s a guide for emotional/habitual hunger vs physical hunger:

Emotional Hunger

- Starts suddenly.

- Felt mostly in your head and upper body, near the “surface”.

- A sharp craving that you can’t stop thinking about. Tend to be incessant.

- You become fixated on a specific food, taste, or texture.

- Is never really satisfied, will often come back sooner or later or requires you to eat until you are uncomfortably full.

- Stays around or comes back soon if you eat something other than what you are craving.

-  When eating, it may trigger feelings of self-loathing, guilt, regret, or shame.


- Starts gradually.

- Felt deep within your stomach and gut.

- A growling pang or hunger that is noticeably there, but not distracting. Tends to come in waves.

- You are open to many options including vegetables and less palatable foods in general.

- Stops when you are full or have eaten enough to stay the hunger.

- Goes away regardless of what you eat, provided you eat a sufficient amount. 

- When eating, it doesn’t make you feel bad about yourself.

- Associated with purposely fuelling your body with wat it needs.


In case you missed these:

Day 24: Meditate for 10 minutes before bed

Day 25: No sugar

Day 26: Plank for as long as you can

See you tomorrow for your next healthy habit.



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