Consider eating at regular times of the day to reduce unnecessary snacking.

Eating at regular times can help you to keep your daily calorie count within the range that you want it to be. Remember that the greater number of calories you take in, the more calories you will have to burn, if you are trying to either maintain your weight or lose some.

You may find that the temptation to snack on foods that are high in fat and/or sugar is reduced. You may not crave these foods once you have had a nutritious and balanced meal.

Remember that if you still need a snack during the course of the day, keep it healthy. Fresh or dried fruit and nuts make delicious snacks.

Consult a professional

Always consult a dietitian if you require assistance in putting a meal or snack plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

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