6 TIPS to help mindless snacking


Snacking is one of the most common problem of people trying to lose weight. This snacking habit leads to being in a constant vicious cycle of weight loss. How to end this once and for all? Here are my tips to curb the mindless snacking.

  1. Water
    Are you thirsty? Hunger is often confused with feeling hungry. When you feel like snacking, one glass of water can be extremely helpful.
  2. Delay
    Set an alarm clock for 15 to 30 minutes and see how you feel then.
  3. Distract
    Cal a friend, go for a walk, read a book or watch a movie. Instead of reaching out for a snack that you don't want, try to occupy your mind and time with a hobby.
  4. "Out of sight out of mind" If you struggle with snacking on sweets or savoury snacks between your meals, consider such purchase in store. Have a shopping list with you and stick to it.
  5. Write
    Keep a food diary to become conscious of your eating habits.
  6. Relax
    Are you in the "I am upset so I snack" vicious cycle? Have a relaxing bath, try yoga or meditate. By learning how to relax and manage your stress you will snack less and feel better.

Milena Kaler is a is a qualified London Nutritionist, autoimmune disease, digestive health, as well as stubborn weight loss (including PCOS, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and hypothyroidism) and sports nutrition specialist. She is trained in the principles of Functional Medicine and practices from her clinic in Central London, Marylebone, as well as providing online consultations.  

Milena has helped thousands of people to lose weight and keep it off. Scientific and holistic in approach Milena looks at all aspects of a client’s health. She embraces a systems-oriented approach aiming to get to the root cause of health and weight issues instead of simply focusing on the symptoms.

Milena’s expertise has been sought by celebrities, and she has been featured as a nutrition expert in reputable magazines including Women’s Health, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Women’s Fitness, Peak Brain Training, and Metro.

As a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the only register for Nutritional Therapy recognised by the government and NHS, Milena is committed to upholding their strict Code of Ethics. Additionally, Milena is a member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology (PCSG).

Milena sees patients with chronic health conditions, as well as clients looking for support to optimise their health. Some of the areas Milena can help with include: weight loss, digestive, hormonal, autoimmune diseasemenopause, and skin health.

Milena sees every person as an individual with different problems and different goals. She takes time to listen to her clients’ specific concerns to develop customised nutrition and lifestyle plans, based on laboratory test results. Having overcome her own chronic health and weight loss issues, Milena really understands how it is to feel overwhelmed by poor health and can relate to her clients when they first come to see her.