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healthy snacksSSG Charles Williams

Start Snacking Smart!!!!

Snacking is a very overlooked and underestimated part of people’s diet. In the past snacking has received a bad rap because majority of the time when someone is eating a snack it was something they grabbed last minute and high in sugar. When someone is looking to start a healthier diet the first thing I tell them is you have to plan ahead and the same thing goes for snacking. The most successful snacks are going to be something that can be thrown in a purse or gym bag all day and not go bad. So first, think of food that is portable and doesn’t need a refrigerator or a microwave. Second, think of not just eating one macronutrient try to have 2 or 3 macronutrients within one snack. Having a balanced snack will leave you feeling full for a longer period of time. Third, I want you to be very careful with pre-packaged snacks, especially different kinds of bars. Many of the cereal/protein bars have added sugar and very little nutrition value. Last, but not least, don’t let yourself get hungry; when we are starving we make bad decisions. As soon as you start to notice you’re getting hungry grab your snack and chow down.

Check out this article for more information.

Sources:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/7-ways-to-snack-smarter

https://gethealthyu.com/late-night-snacks-weight-loss/

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