I know exactly why I am overweight – it’s because I snack. And I love it. I LOVE SNACKS. They just taste so much better than meals and they’re so easy to consume.
One biscuit. Two biscuits. Then suddenly the whole packet is empty and I can hear in my head the echoes of my mum screaming “YOU’LL RUIN YOUR TEA!”. I know it’s bad, I know. Humans aren’t meant to snack, we’re meant to have three sensible meals a day.
I think the main issue is my sweet tooth and clearly my utter lack of control when it comes to sweet things. I know it’s very frustrating for my family and my boyfriend because I pick at savoury food and struggle to finish meals but when it comes to something sweet then I literally inhale it. If it wasn’t making me overweight it would be impressive!
Snacking was something that stopped when I was depressed because: 1) I couldn’t find the energy or confidence to go a shop and buy anything and 2) I didn’t enjoy food as much as I used to so didn’t really see the point.
But since being better *mentally*, this snacking habit has made me worse *physically* – ironic, right? So I guess it’s time to start working on it! I keep trying to cut snacking completely and then sacking it in because I’m tempting by something naughty.
I’ll also just say here, the main reason why I want to lose weight is because I want to be healthy (but I’d be lying if I said that society’s view of the perfect woman – which is definitely thinner than I currently am – hadn’t affected me at all).
My favourite “de-snacking advice” was picked up from the first Bridget Jones film where she says she’s replaced food with sex. This sounds much more up my street, but being in a long distance relationship means that I can’t put it into practice (yet).
Essentially I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to stop shovelling food in my gob, but it really really is. Has anyone else struggled with their weight and snacking? Do you have any tips?