How to stop eating snacks

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To stop snacking as much, make sure you're drinking enough water, since the symptoms of dehydration can be easily mistaken for hunger. If the problem is more of an oral fixation than hunger, replace the activity of snacking with something like chewing gum or ice chips. For more perspective on your snacking, try keeping a food journal to track your hunger, eating habits, and emotions, which will help you identify if you should be eating more nutritious foods, eating more in general, or reducing your stress levels, for example. You may also want to consider setting a meal schedule for yourself, so you're getting enough healthy calories throughout the day to not need to snack. For more tips from our Dietitian co-author, such as how to choose healthier food options to stop snacking, keep reading!

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