We know what you’re probably thinking… how on EARTH is it possible to lose weight through snacking? Isn’t snacking a form of eating that adds unnecessary calories to our daily intake? Contrary to popular belief, our bodies were actually meant to snack on 5-6 mini meals throughout the day, as opposed to 3 big ones. It’s easier on our digestion system and keeps our metabolism burning at a higher pace, therefore burning through fat and calories at a higher rate than before.
But, that doesn’t mean you can snack on french-fries and potato chips and call it good. Your snacks need to be as smart as your weight loss technique, which is what we’re going to look at in this blog.
Here’s how you can lose 100 pounds through healthy snacking:
Nuts are an excellent source of protein, healthy fat, and natural oils that will keep your body and joints limber. Containing the good kind of fat that you need throughout the day, you can substitute in nut clusters for potato chips and other kinds of worthless fats that aren’t factored into our overall health. Therefore, instead of a huge lunch, try Greek yogurt with nut clusters mid-morning, and nut clusters over a piece of toast with avocado mid-afternoon.
If you don’t have time for a well-balanced snack, that shouldn’t be an excuse to slack on your healthiness. With protein powders, you can make smoothies at any time of the day, getting in necessary protein, vitamins, and minerals without added sugars. Simply use ice, nonfat Greek yogurt, whatever fruit you can find, some GO powder, and a little bit of nut butter. You’ll be eating a well-balanced meal high in protein that will curb the hunger feeling in your stomach – not to mention, help you perform better at the gym.
Like the nut clusters, protein crunches contain natural sources of protein and fat with 0 added sugar. They can be eaten as a quick breakfast, mid-morning snack, or perfect kind of support if you are out and about all day. Many times, we blame our schedules when we fall short of eating healthy and pulling up to the drive-through. With protein crunches, pop it open and snack in the car while you complete your errands.
Of course, always be sure to read about portion sizes and control when snacking. It can easily become a source of added fat if we are too indulgent with the snacking.
North Country Organic Foods
Here at North Country Organic Foods, we carry everything from protein crunches, hemp crunches, and nut clusters, to GO powders for every kind of protein powder variety. It’s time to lose 100 pounds through snacking – I did it!