The letter “S” is for snacks. If any of you are like me, working out multiple times a week constantly leaves me hungry throughout the day. On one hand that is a good thing, gives me an inclination my metabolism is burning but on the other hand – it gets difficult to make the right choice if I do not plan properly.
Check out my quick video on the subject.
My trainer has informed me I should consume about 5 to 6 small meals a day to stay satiated, hydrated and to prevent hunger. This means more than breakfast, lunch and dinner – this is adding 3 additional snacks in there thoughout the day.
One additional thing my trainer shared with me is that the more healthy small meals I eat through out the day, the more fat I will burn and the more inches I will lose. HOORAY! But it does seem counterintuitive. You mean if we eat more we can actually lose weight?
Yes and more importantly no. If you eat the right things YES. If you eat the wrong things no.
What are RIGHT snacks?
- Green smoothies
- Cut up fruit
- Fresh fruit salad
- Raw veggies with hummus
- No-bake energy bars
What are WRONG snacks?
- Processed snack cakes
- Junk food
It isn’t that hard to figure out. If it typically comes in a vending machine – bad. If you can pluck it out of a tree or out of the ground or off a vine – GOOD.
What clean eating snacks do you enjoy?