One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to go too long without food. Not only will you jack up your metabolism, increase fatigue and become a raging loony toon, but when you go too long without eating, you run the risk of “HANGER”. When your blood sugar drops, and are “starving”, it makes it difficult to make smart choices with food.
I have made you cheat sheet below with 10 quick fueling snack options to help you stay fueled from one meal to the next! Plus, I’ve added some night time choices that will reduce cravings. Cross off what you don’t like or feel free to add to list, (make sure snacks are around 100 calories or less and are a combo of fat or protein and produce.
Mindful eating/exercising is a journey. "Mindfulness" is a hot buzz word in the media and in the research world, and while it is as simple as being SELF-AWARE - it is also SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
Also, try having a planned satiating snack about 2-3 hours after dinner, before munching hits. This will help curb late night cravings and autopilot "Munching".
10 Snack ideas to help you burn fat and stay fueled!
1 cup sliced bananas, with teaspoon of almond butter
1⁄2 Small avocado, 1⁄4 cup salsa, 8 blue corn tortilla chips.
Turkey Roll-Ups with cheese and veggies wrapped inside slices of turkey breast.
1⁄2 Small avocado, with balsamic vinegar, 1ounce mozzarella cheese, over tomato, (Caprese)
Baggy of raw almonds with some yummy raisins thrown in, ( I keep this in my purse). (15 almonds max)
2 cups of baby carrots, with 1⁄4 cup hummas
1⁄2 bell pepper stuffed with 1⁄4 cup Guacamole
Some string cheese with 5 crackers or rye crisps - this will really boost your energy level!
3⁄4 cup Greek yogurt. The high protein content of Greek yogurt will give you the feeling of being full. This could carry over into the morning so you may not accidentally overeat.
1/2 piece of whole grain/high fiber toast with either 1 tablespoon