Probably the question I get asked the most is what can I snack on? a lot of people know that its not just about the exercise and you can’t out exercise a crap diet, everyone will sit there and be good for the 3 main meals of the day, good healthy breakfast, great lunch and a fantastic dinner but then let it all just go to pot with the snacking. So below you will find a list of healthier or better alternatives to feasting on the crisps and chocolate.
1) Veggies – Get some vegetables and cut them into little sticks, take a little bag of them everywhere and just snack on them when you need to, they also taste good when you mix them with the next one.
2) Hummus – it comes in a variety of flavours now so no excuses, it can be a nice filling and nutritious snack
3) Nuts – Full of protein and good fat, don’t eat too many but the best ones, cashew, almonds and pistachios are nice to nibble on
4) Seeds – try a little seed mix to keep those hunger pangs at bay, pumpkin, sunflower or flax are a good place to start
5) Nut Butter – a little of what you fancy every now and then does no harm, peanut butter on a celery stick or whole grain cracker is filling and nutritious, also don’t forget now you have a variety of nut butters to choose from.
6) Fruit – Fresh or dried, don’t eat shed loads of it as the sugar content will be high but you need fruit and having little bags of dried fruit around will certainly stop you hitting the chocolate.
7) Pop Corn – plain, don’t go for the added anything and this is a good alternative to crisps.
8) Greek Yoghurt – a better source of protein and lower in sugar than your standard ones, you can add fruit to make it a full on snack.
9) Smoothie – A great alternative for the sweet drink, preferably making your own but a great source of vitamins and minerals and it doesn’t just have to be made from fruit.
So have a play around with those, also keep an eye on the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BeWrightFit for more recipes and some more cheekier treat foods.