Many experts will say no, and some will recommend counting your calories. I say both of the advices are complete Bull Sh*t for normal people who just wants to look good and feel good. Because, you only care about “calories” if you are participating in Olympics, else STOP being over-reacting.
Eating more, will certainly help to boost the metabolism rate in our body. But provided if you are eating the right snacks…
It’s important to choose snacks wisely. But many foods that seem to be of great nutritional value just aren’t!
For example, bran muffins and commercial cereal bars can be packed with unhealthy fats and added sugar. Even “fat-free” foods often contain lots of added salt and sugar.
Here are the Powerful 7 Snacking Tips to Healthy Weight Loss:
#1 – GO FOR THE GRAIN
Whole-grain snacks can give you some energy with staying power. Try a serving of high-fiber cereals.
#2 – BRING BACK BREAKFAST
Many breakfast foods can be repurposed as a nutritious snack later in the day. How about a slice of sourdough toast topped with avocadoes?
Granolas also makes a great quick snack.
#3 – THE “HIGH-LOW” COMBINATION
Combine a small amount of something with healthy fat, like Nut butter, with a larger amount of something very light, like apple slices or celery sticks.
#4 – GO NUTS!
Unsalted nuts and seeds make great snacks. Almonds, walnuts, roasted pumpkin seeds, cashews, hazelnuts, filberts, and other nuts and seeds contain many beneficial nutrients and are more likely to leave you feeling full (unlike chips or pretzels). Nuts have lots of calories and can be healthy for the body, though, so keep portion sizes small (palm size).
#5 – THE COMBO SNACK
Try to have more than just one macronutrient (protein, fat, carbohydrate) at each snacking session. For example, have a few nuts (protein and fat) and some grapes (carbohydrates). Or try some whole-grain crackers (carbohydrate) with some peas or beans (protein). These balanced snacks tend to keep you feeling satisfied.
#6 – SNACK MINDFULLY
Don’t eat your snack while doing something else, like surfing the Internet, watching Netflix, or working at your desk. Instead, stop what you’re doing for a few minutes and eat your snack like you would a small meal.
#7 – GRAB TO GO
Think ahead and carry a small bag of healthful snacks in your pocket or purse so you won’t turn in desperation to the cookies at the coffee counter or the candy bars in the office vending machine.
Summing it up:
Try the 7 Powerful tips above and see your body transformed in weeks!
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