What are you eating for your snacks and between meals? <== This is SUPER important!
If you’re eating unhealthy every 2-3 hours, it’s easy to gain weight quickly, rather than what you want ==> which is to drop fat and clothes sizes.
Check out the following 3 ways to snack smarter, to keep you on track and getting leaner all day long…
✅ Snack smarter tip #1: quit sugar
Sugar is a huge problem! Snack on sugar and you WILL probably gain weight. So when it comes to snacks, this needs to be the number one nutrient that you check. Your frequent snacks should contain very little, or zero, added sugars.
WARNING: many ‘health’ foods have massive amounts of added sugars, which will destroy your results. Items like protein bars, shakes, dried fruit, green juice, and trail mix often have added sugars and preservatives that you need to watch out for and avoid.
Instead of added sugars, your snacks should be a nice blend of protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates.
✅ Snack smarter tip #2: keep it portioned
What is the size of your snack? It’s got to be appropriately caloric in order to stoke your metabolism without adding too many calories.
A sneaky thing about packaged foods is that often it gives the nutritional facts for 2 or even 2.5 servings on a package that you will likely polish off the entire package. 😱
If the servings are more than just one then you’ll need to do some quick math. Calculate the total calories, sugar, carbs, fat and protein. Make sure that the numbers line up with your target nutrition sums.
Always be aware of how many servings you are eating in a single sitting. Do the math if you’re eating more than one serving – be honest with yourself!
✅ Snack smarter tip #3: choose real
Sure, packaged snacks are convenient. But know that you will get healthier, while getting results, by eating whole foods found in nature, or snacks that you’ve made with real food ingredients. Even the healthiest packaged protein bar from the store is probably going to contain preservatives and additives that are completely avoided in homemade foods.
A handful of raw organic nuts, a piece of organic fresh fruit with fresh nut butter, a hard boiled egg, a turkey roll up, some chicken breast on veggies or a healthy salad are all great options compared to a packaged snack.
When possible, stick with whole foods found in nature and snacks and meals that you prepare or assemble at home.
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