There is nothing worse than when the post breakfast and post lunch hunger strikes, do you like most others reach for the most convenient and easy to find snack to hand?
Nutritionists believe when snacking is done right, it keeps your energy levels up and gives you more opportunities to get in all your nutritional needs. What then have we been doing wrong for so many years?
Eating snacks with the right ratio of nutrients, with the right amount of calories, will help keep you body ener gised and help with your weight loss. Protein supports the growth of lean muscle mass, which boosts metabolic rate and increases calorie burn.
Fibre, helps improve digestion and keeps you from the binging snacking on fats and sugars. It’s suggested to opt for snacks under 200 calories, with 10 grams of protein and close to 5 grams of fibre.
What does this look like in your every day snack however?
Hopefully if it was just inspiration that you were looking for, some of the mentioned snacks will be just what the doctor ordered! Remember to get the balance right of calories, protein and fibre when planning your next shopping list. You might be also interested to read “The Top 101 Foods That Fight Aging”.