The best snacks to control hunger and keep you satisfied should have protein, fiber, and/or a healthy fat. These nutrients help to keep your blood sugar stable so that you don’t get those sudden hunger cravings and dips in energy. Here are some quick on the go snacks that will keep you satisfied!
Trail Mix Having a good trail mix on hand is an easy way to give yourself a quick boost of protein, fiber, and vitamins. Find a healthy mix at the store, or even better - make your own trail mix at home with your favorite nuts, dried fruit and seeds. If you are going store bought, avoid the ones loaded with added sugars. My favorite homemade mix: almonds, cashews, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and coconut flakes.
Whether you buy it already shelled or take a few minutes to prepare it yourself, edamame is a great snack to have on hand. Tasty cold or hot, throw some in a bag to enjoy after your next sweat session. A half-cup of boiled edamame provides eight gr...
It is so important to fuel your body with proper nutrition both pre and post workout, for both energy and recovery! The best choice is a combination of protein and a complex carbohydrate to provide lasting energy and refuel your muscles.
Here are a few reasons why the carb/protein combo is so important:
- The combination of protein and a complex carb will slow digestion to provide lasting energy and sustained endurance during your workout.
- Carbohydrates are your primary energy source - without your morning carbs your body will break down your hard earned muscle for fuel.
- After a workout carbs help facilitate the delivery of protein into your muscles for proper recovery, and replete your energy stores.
- When a carb is eaten alone, a quick rise in blood sugar can occur, which can lead to increased hunger, cravings, and then fatigue. The combo of protein with a carb helps to stabilize your blood sugar to avoid these symptoms!
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In order for this to become a lifestyle, you need to take some time to find recipes and foods that you enjoy. The time it takes is worth it, because once you have that down, it becomes a routine.
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