Many people have asked me a lot about having snacks especially since we need to keep our blood sugar at normal levels throughout the day as we spend energy. Some are also asking for the sake of building muscle mass. Thanks to the health and fitness industry who have fooled you into thinking that you need to eat 6 mini-meals a day!
However, “snack” varies a lot by different people some snack using green leafy salads which are great. Some “snack” on their favourite chips or piece of fruit, and some “snack” chocolate, nuts, or a cup of tea with a few biscuits.
For some it may turn them into crazy obsessives around food, carting around 6-8 tubs of tupperware everywhere they go and measuring exactly 20g of almonds out. God forbid an extra 3g!
Food freedom, hey?
This is incredibly impractical and adds an extra layer of stress to their lives in addition to being extremely low satiety leading to poor management of hunger, energy, and craving. Break free from this mini-meal and snacking hell and do this instead to manage your diet more effectively:
✔️ Eat fat
Now, this may sound counter intuitive, but eating fat can make you feel full for longer without adding much more calories. This is because when it comes to gaining fat in our bodies, eating fat itself is not the source of our problems. Rather, it’s the extra calories we fail to burn throughout the day.
✔️ Eat Protein
Protein is essential for muscle gain.
Having a healthy amount of protein is often key to satiating your hunger, cravings, and losing fat in a healthier way while gaining muscle mass at the same time. This is because our bodies use protein to build and repair themselves and to carry out all their other functions.
✔️ Drink water
This may sound totally random, but sometimes hunger and craving can be quenched with a simple glass of water! Another plus is that by keeping yourself hydrated, your skin and overall complexion also drastically improves.
Even if it isn’t about weight loss, drinking enough water every day is still a must!
✔️ Have a meal plan
Feeling like your meal was too small is a frequent cause of cravings. So, rather than skimping out on meals, plan just how much you will eat every meal every day. This may sound tiring, but the results will definitely be worth it especially if you’re following a special type of diet.
✔️ When it comes to snacks
Not every kind of snack is going to jeopardize your entire diet plan. You can still totally enjoy your snacks whenever you can as longs as it’s the right type and amount. Keeping your discipline intact is the most important thing when it comes to diets after all.
For example, snacking on fresh fruits is a lot better than snacking on greasy foods. Eating strawberries or a fresh bowl of salad contains fewer calories and satisfies your hunger especially when paired with protein or fat. Think of an apple and some smoked salmon or turkey. Or mixed berries with nuts. Or some turkey. That’ll easily tide you over until your next proper meal.
YOU must also know that you don’t have to snack on tasteless food such as flavourless yogurt all the time. Or stuff like rice cakes. I always say I know when someone diets too hard when they choose to eat a rice cake!
Just remember to eat everything in moderation and to eat a well-balanced diet. Doing so will help you be ten steps closer to your diet goals. With proper, well-rounded meals, your constant need to snack should be completely eliminated.
👉 AND IF YOU STILL NEED TO SNACK? – It’s emotional and needs a bit more of a serious intervention.
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