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Howdy I'm on day 2, so far so good. Late afternoons and evenings are my danger zone. I tend to think about food on my way home from work and then eat the whole house when I get there..

Anyone have any good suggestions for snacks to keep in the car? I'm hoping that if I can curb some hunger on my way home, I'll do better when I get there..

Thank you!..

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Your question was: What are good snacks for Nutrisystem?.

Anything and everything. I honestly think that I have conditioned myself to think about food on the drive home... and this drives the cravings. Or maybe it is the other way around, I have no idea. Sometimes I'm not even hungry, I just want to eat something. Is that weird?..

Comment #1

Have your NutriSystem dessert on the drive home and the Dairy/Protein and Fruit in the evening..

Chew S/F gum..

Floss your teeth while driving. Use the Reach utensil that can be done with one hand..

Put whitener strips on your teeth before you leave work..

Brush your teeth with mint-flavored toothpaste before you leave work..

Break the habit of equating driving in rush hour with eating. Drink a soft drink. Drink water...

Comment #2

P.S. Here's Piglet and me to go with Tigger and you:..

Comment #3

I sometimes eat celery when I drive.

Or an apple or banana from your afternoon snack or dinner...

Comment #4

I k,now exactly what you mean. I caught myself thinking that way the other day. Usually I carpool with my hubby, but this day I worked late so I was on my own. First it was oh there's mc donald's one little hamburger would be good. I got in the center lane so I couldn't turn in, then Taco Bell - oh a taco would be good. This went on all the way home..

I have found that I keep one of the bars in the car and as long I know it's there I'm ok. I also try and keep carrots or things I have to chew in my purse for those rides hope..

Keep up the good work...

Comment #5

I have a 2 hour commute on a train - so I have too much time to think about food!.

It sounds like you might have the 'munchies' more than that you are actually hungry!.

All all times, I have in my bag: a Nutrisystem bar, fruit (apple or orange), and water w/Crystal light. I always drink the water, but have the other items as 'emergency stash' should I get stuck with a delayed or suspended train! (It helped me this past Monday - it took 6 hours to get home due to a fire in South Brunswick - the NJ Transit trains were suspended....I would have been a gonner without my stash..

Comment #6

I'm going to suggest that eating in the car is a bad habit and perhaps this is a good time to stop it. Keep a big bottle of water with you and have that as your driving snack. Now THAT's a GOOD habit!!.

When you think about food in the car, think about how you are going to add wonderful veggies and awesome spices to your Nutrisystem dinner to make it wonderful!! That way, when you get home, that's what you'll be wanting to eat.

I have a long commute, too. When I get home, I pour myself 6 almonds every evening (fat serving) and chew them slowly, savering the flavor. It is my snack. Then I prepare my dinner. The dinner is good and will fill you up.

Alternatively, if I am really hungry when I get home, I will have my salad as I am preparing my dinner. It keeps the hunger away and works in the plan..

This is the plan. Stick to it and it will work!!..

Comment #7

Wow, I think I'll keep my 6 minute drive to work..

Comment #8

I used to graze all night more out of boredom and stress than being hungry. That sounds like maybe what you're dealing with. First I'd identify exactly why you think about food so much on your drive home and what triggers the eating when you get home. Once you know that, you can change the habit, because seriously you need to break that habit. Eating while doing anything else, even watching TV, is mindless eating, and no good for long term success. If you're hungry, eat some veggies before you get in the car or save your afternoon snack for right before you leave work.

That way you can get home and have food ready to go. If stress is the root cause and not hunger, take a walk or exercise before or after your commute. You'll feel better and be less likely to graze. Good luck!..

Comment #9

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