Often our efforts to eat healthily can come undone come snack time. Nutritionist and GoodnessMe Box Health Editor Melissa Fine shares her tips on how to snack right.
Or you’re likely to eat way more than you intended. It’s easy to have another handful and another handful of even the healthiest of snacks when you can’t really gauge how much you’ve consumed.
So you can actually see what and how much you’re eating…Remember we eat with our eyes… Put it on a plate and I bet you’ll feel satisfied from a smaller serving.
Sure it may only cost a couple dollars more to get a large smoothie but must of us don’t need a snack the size of a main meal, even if it’s made with wholesome ingredients.
And you’ll be practicing portion control…plus you won’t spoil your dinner.
Or you’re likely to fall victim to the vending machine, only to regret that king size choccie or chips an hour later.
It’s worth setting aside 15-30 minutes on Sunday night and mid-week prepping or making some healthy snacks to take to work or uni in the days ahead. Some ideas:
…or in front of the TV, or while you’re on your phone, as you’ll be eating without realising that you’re actually eating.
So that your brain can register that you’re sitting down and eating. You’re less likely to go back for a second serving as you’ll feel more satisfied.
Yes they may be lower in energy than the non-diet alternative, but let’s be honest - Fat free diet foods either taste like cardboard or air. This is because after removing the fat, food manufacturers compensate for the flavour and mouth-feel that fat provides by adding in a heap of synthetic thickeners, sweeteners and flavours.
A wholefood snack made with natural ingredients you recognise will leave you feeling nourished and satisfied. Take full fat yoghurt: You’ll probably find you need less of it than the diet alternative to feel full.
What are your snacking tips?
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