Snack Smarter, Stay Slimmer

Snack SmarterWhether we’re on our way out the door and trying to grab a quick bite, or lounging at home enjoying a late night snack, there’s a smart way to eat in order to snack smarter and feel better. By following just a few simple rules, you can use snack food to your advantage; and instead of gaining those extra calories, you’ll be burning them!

Keep reading to learn how you can snack smarter, get energized, and stay slimmer.

Mindful Munching

Often times, we reach for seconds (and thirds) without even realizing it. We may be staring at the TV or in the middle of an intense conversation. By being mindful of what we’re eating, we’re less likely to overeat and more likely to truly enjoy what we’re eating.

Slow down.

Chew slower, and take the time to really notice and taste each bite. Notice how deliciously creamy your almond butter tastes with a crisp and sweet apple. Take time to pause in between bites and take a sip of water.

Eating more slowly not only allows you to enjoy the full flavor of each and every bite, but it gives your body more time to recognize what its eating in order to signal the brain when you are full (instead of overeating, only to realize how full you feel later!).

Smart Snacking

Snack SmarterDitch the greasy, salty, sugary snacks that will only provide you with a small moment of enjoyment and a large moment of regret, indigestion, and lethargy.

Opt for snacks that are both health and delicious. Find something that satisfies your craving and boosts your health.

Craving something sweet and creamy? Pass on the sugary desserts! Try pairing a sweet polyphenol-rich apple with filling almond butter, or a handful of decadent dates. Sliced avocado paired with sweet cherry tomatoes and a splash of lemon juice is also deliciously satisfying! (Bonus – this combo offers plenty of polyphenols and fiber!)

Craving something salty and crunchy? Nix the potato chips! Try freshly sliced sweet bell peppers (filled with polyphenols), cucumbers, and carrots with roasted red pepper hummus (it offers a healthy dose of protein!). Or, opt for a handful of raw almonds, which are filled with fiber to keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

Cucumber waterDrink plenty of water throughout the day, before, during, and after snacking. Often times, hunger can cause a sense of “false hunger”, which causes us to intake extra calories… all the while, we’re not giving our body what it truly needs, so that feeling never goes away.

Keep a jug of ice water with you at your desk, or keep a pitcher of fresh cucumber water in the fridge. Find what works for you!

What are your favorite snacks? Do you have any “go-to” snacks for grabbing on the run, or favorite healthy afternoon munchies?  Connect with us on Facebook and let us know!


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