This post is part of my 12 Mini Goals Challenge.
Small daily habits can make a big difference over the course of a few weeks, months, or even longer. In 2016, I am going to focus on a new habit or mini goal every month. In January, I focused on Daily Movement or Exercise. In February, I will focus on an eating habit I want to get rid of.
My February Mini Goal: Cut Back on Evening Snacking
I have always been more of a snacker during the day and I am not necessarily trying to cut back on that. I know that most evenings I do way more snacking than I should. It tends to be a mindless habit and I would like to get rid of it.
While I considered setting a goal of NO eating after dinner, I don’t think that step is necessary. I enjoy having chocolate or another snack after my girls go to bed and I don’t feel the need to give that up completely. I also considering saying NO eating after 9:00, but I have tried that before and it didn’t quite work out as planned. I would quick cram my snacking in as I saw the clock approach 9…so that defeated the purpose of it.
My goal in February is to limit my evening snack to 200 calories. I don’t focus highly on daily calories. I’m not sure how else I can set to goal to allow for a snack, but limit the amount. 200 calories will have to be my guide unless I think of a better parameter for the goal.
Your February Mini Goal: cut back or eliminate evening snacking OR pick your own healthy eating habit
If evening snacking is not a problem for you or is not a habit you feel you need to get rid of, consider setting a goal around a different eating habit. Here are a few ideas:
- Add a vegetable to every meal
- Quit pop/soda
- Pack your lunch and don’t eat meals out
- Start your day with a green smoothie
- Take a daily multi-vitamin
- Cut back on sugar
If you want to join me, print off the February Challenge Tracker. Every day you meet your goal, place an X on the day.
How am I going to do this? I’m going to try to eat healthy, more filling suppers. I’m also going to try and stay out of the kitchen more. This will be hard as I’m often on the computer at our kitchen table in the evenings. I may also try and get more creative with my evening snacks.
Check out my Health & Wellness Printable Planner.
What healthy habit are you going to focus on in February?
I would love to have you join the 12 Mini Goals Challenge. Sign up for my mailing list if you want to be e-mailed the challenge each month. If we get to a month where the goal doesn’t fit into your life, you can always tweak it to be a mini goal that works for you.
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