Choose the Strategy That Finally Worked for a (Former) Snack Addict
Think about what you'll gain when you give up those between-meal bites.
"I resolved to send myself the following message when I was tempted to snack in the late afternoon: 'Dinner is so much more delicious when I'm hungry for it.' My resolution didn't prohibit an afternoon snack; it simply posited the greater pleasure of sitting down to dinner with [a] good appetite. Repeating this message led me to manage my snacks more closely and to give up noshing while preparing dinner (you know, that little piece of French bread, that extra glass of wine). [It] ultimately changed my mind-set; I realized that by choosing to snack richly I was choosing to enjoy dinner less."
From Small Move, Big Change by Caroline L. Arnold. Reprinted by arrangement with Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Caroline Arnold, 2014.