We are all love to snack, nibble on something or just chew on just because. In an ideal world no one would snack and we’d all have three meals and that would be it. But my hormones and cravings are trying to accomplish their own goals in my body. I love to snack. I think I get it from my mom who always has a chocolate, packet of chips or something on hand. I’ve moved away from the chocolate and chips and into the land of fruit and nuts.
Nuts are a good source of healthy fats which help you stay fuller for longer. Be sure to just have handful and go with the unsalted nuts.
Fruits are a great way to feed a sugar craving and sneak some nutrition into your body. Try to keep fruits at 1-2 a day because fruits are packed with fructose which is the natural sugar. Grapes and apples have the highest levels of fructose while berries and lemons have the lowest. Try to choose low carb fruits such as raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, coconuts, plums, kiwi and peaches. Try to keep your banana intake at 1 a day as they have a very high carb content.
- Plain greek yoghurt
Greek yoghurt has twice the amount of protein as regular yoghurt supplying about 23 grams in each serving. It thick and delicious and hits that craving for something creamy.
- Dark chocolate
A small amount of dark chocolate has at least 60% of coca which is enough to satisfy any chocolate craving you might have. The strong taste may take some getting used to but dark chocolate is linked to reduced heart disease risk and lower body fat percentages on people who snack on dark chocolate.
- Air popped popcorn.
One cup of air popped popcorn is a great source of fiber. Popcorn is healthiest when it is made the old fashioned way on the stove so try to avoid microwave popcorn. Also monitor the amount of oil you use and salt you add. Half the health is in the way you prepare food.
With love, Nollie.
Disclaimer: I am not a registered personal trainer or a registered dietitian nor do I claim to be. Everything I write about comes from personal experience. Please consult a doctor or a registered trainer before trying anything I have written about.