Portion - Snack Size Bags - As Soon As You Get Home
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Whenever I buy a snack, for example, almonds, I weigh out and pre-package multiple snack size bags so I can just grab and go. Depending on the snack, I'll do 3-5 bags at a time. I'll throw one them in the car, purse, etc. When I'm out, I'll have something to keep me satisfied instead fast food.
Snack size bags are easier to take along instead of tupperware, but to be as eco-friendly as possible, I reuse the bags.
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I buy snack bags, sandwich bags & medium bags. When I shop, I buy full size packages & then come home & weigh & measure the portions out & put them in bags. This is important for meat, cheese & anything that I would binge or tend to overeat. This way, I can have what I want because it's portioned & it's easy to control.
When I do my grocery shopping, I come home and take a few minutes to read the nutritional content on the box/bag of snacks. I bought the snack size plastic bags and I portion out one serving in each bag. Then when I'm packing my lunch or needing a snack, it's as easy as grabbing and eating!
In order to prevent that "mindless eating" that can occur when you buy larger packages of snack foods (such as crackers, almond, etc.), I keep snack size Ziploc baggies on hand. As soon as I bring the food home, I divide it out into "actual serving size" portions in the baggies, and store them in the cupboard. Then when I want a snack, I can just grab one of the pre-packaged baggies & not worry about the extra calories from over-estimating what I've eaten.
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