Wellness Challenge No. 9

May 14, 2017


casual spring outfit with distressed jeans and hat

Happy Sunday everyone! And happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I have a new wellness challenge for you all that’s diet related. This is one that I know will help me feel better, but it involves a habit that’s hard for me to break! Read on for the Wellness Challenge No. 9!

sharing my on-the-go essentials

I’ve been trying to focus on only eating 5, somewhat smaller, meals a day: a breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, and dinner. For this next week, I’m going to try not to eat outside of these meals. Aka no snacking! Anyone else a big snacker? It’s something that can become such a habit and there are days where I feel like I’m putting food down my mouth nonstop.

one of my favorite on-the-go healthy snacks

My snacks of choice include popcorn, cheese and crackers, peanut butter on toast, and let’s be real, chocolate and candy, too! I have a major sweet tooth if you don’t already know!

The problem is that when it comes time for my bigger meals, I’m not as hungry but I feel bad that I haven’t put substantial nutrients in my body. I’m hoping that by focusing on these 5 healthy meals per day, I’ll limit my “extra” snack addiction. No one is going to get me to give up kettle corn forever (obvi), but this week I’m going to try my best to stick to my 5 meals and drink a lot of extra water.  I’ve been putting a drop of essential oils in my water and it’s making it a lot easier to down 8 glasses a day! Lately, I’ve been adding tangerine (it’s a free oil right now if you’re interested in getting a kit!), and I love how fresh it tastes. So so good in sparkling water too!

Some of my mid-morning and afternoon snack ideas include an apple with almond butter, carrots with hummus, a green juice or fruit/veggie smoothie, or some leftover protein from the previous night’s dinner. Do you have any go-to healthy snack ideas? I’ve also heard a lot about the healthy bars (like PerfectBar and RX) but haven’t checked them out yet.

Do any of you love to snack too? What’s your go-to? And if you have any tips on how to prevent unhealthy snacking during the day, I’m all ears!


photos from a post talking about one of my favorite snacks {so good but addictive!}

Follow along on the other wellness challenges!