Monday, 10 August 2015

Fit Tip: Surviving the Snack Attack

When it comes to snacks, most people think, “Chips! Cookies! Oh goody–pudding cups!” No. That’s what I call a “snack attack.” Snacks are not meant to be mini-meals. They are supposed to tide you over until your next meal. The silver lining? They can actually help you achieve a slimmer shape. 

Snacks prevent overeating come mealtime. I honestly snack all day long. It helps me stay satisfied. (Don’t you always make the worst diet decisions when you’re famished? I do.) Needless to say, instead of starving yourself between each meal, have a nutritious snack. It will help get your metabolism pumping and your body burning calories too.
Instead of those chips and pre-made snack packs, opt for one of my favorite healthy snack suggestions:
Grapes & Grahams: Take one graham cracker and split it into two squares. Spread each square with a light layer of cream cheese. Then sprinkle eight halved grapes over the top. It sounds strange, but it’s so delicious!

Slim Tip: Surviving the Snack Attack

Pear/Apple & String Cheese: To curb your sugar cravings, have a piece of fruit with a side of cheesy protein (my favorite type of protein). Cheese is packed with calcium and according to good old Everyday Health, calcium “can help adjust your body’s fat-burning machinery.”?

Slim Tip: Surviving the Snack Attack

Greek Yogurt: Have a cup of Greek yogurt. If it’s plain, drizzle a little agave nectar over it and top it off with a few berries or slivered almonds. Greek yogurt is packed with protein, which will keep you feeling full. Plus it has a lot of calcium too!

Slim Tip: Surviving the Snack Attack

Hummus & Veggies: This is my favorite snack. The hummus is made from chickpeas, which is rich in protein and fiber. It’s low fat and filling. Perfection!
Slim Tip: Surviving the Snack Attack
What’s your favorite snack? Comment below and share what works for you during times where you crave sugary, unhealthy snacks.


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