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The Secret to Healthy Snacking

Secret to Healthy Snacking

It’s hard to snack healthy. It just is. Making sure to eat a balanced and nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner is tough enough. Adding healthy snacks to that equation makes it even harder. Balancing it all with work, family, and personal projects seem almost impossible.

We get it. It’s overwhelming. Thankfully, there are A lot of ways to improved snacking. They may not always be the easiest, but they are possible. That is where we enter the picture. We’re here to help you eat healthier and feel better. We’re here to help you be the ideal version of you.

Learn the four secrets to healthy snacking below.

Eat Less More Often

This one isn’t so secret, but it’s one of the best ways to kickstart your metabolism. Eat smaller servings for your main meals and throw in a handful of snacks when you’re feeling hungry. This will keep your blood sugar levels right where they should be, and give you more energy throughout the day.

So, what does eating less more often look like? More importantly, what does snacking less more often look like? Well, it often takes the form of six small meals over the course of the day. Think breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and early evening snack modified into small meals.

One of our favorite ways to turn a snack into a small meal is to mix and match. Take a handful of nuts, an apple, and some carrots. Try out organic granola and a green smoothie. Even something like whole grain oatmeal with a sprinkling of chia seeds is perfect!

Remember to Stay Hydrated

It’s amazing what staying hydrated will do for you. You’ll have more energy, be less hungry, and simply feel better. So, are you staying hydrated?

Most Americans don’t drink the recommended two liters of water daily. Now that’s alright if you’re snacking on foods that have a large water content- Foods like lettuce, cucumber, celery, and radishes, among others are filled with hydrating components.

If you’re not, though, IV infusions are a great choice for making sure you stay hydrated and healthy. You can even find IV infusions that are packed with vitamins and help you lose weight.

Learn Your Unhealthy Eating Triggers

Want to get rid of unhealthy cravings once and for all? Then find out what your unhealthy eating triggers are! This is easier said than done, of course, but it’s one of the best ways to make sure you snack healthy.

An unhealthy eating trigger can be almost anything. They range from specific food-related factors like candy bar packaging and fast food commercials to something a bit more psychological, like feeling down or depressed. Human beings tend to throw healthy eating out when they’re depressed. In fact, a study confirmed the link between fast food and depression.

Once you’ve identified some unhealthy eating triggers, you can start to create alternatives. If you’re triggered by, say, fast food commercials, then you can make sure to have an apple nearby while watching TV. These simple solutions are much more effective than most people think.  

Bonus Tip: Eat slowly and be mindful while eating. This helps reinforce healthy eating habits. Plus, you’ll find yourself actually eating less as you eat slower.

Be Realistic About What You Eat

It’s tempting to make the decision to snack healthy and think you’ll never again eat another candy bar. This motivation is great, but, unfortunately, it’s unrealistic. One of the easiest ways to start snacking healthy is give yourself permission to not snack healthy.

The occasional unhealthy snack is alright. You shouldn’t feel guilty or disappointed for eating something packed with sugar. As long as you’re eating nutritious foods most of the time, you’re on the right track.

If you’re still struggling to get the body you want even after taking these tips, check out the GMP Medical Slim-N-Fit Program. You’re one step away from changing the rest of your life, so what are you waiting for?

December 2, 2017 10:42 am
Categories: Diet