Remember when your mom said, “Don’t eat between the meals”??
Well, this myth has been busted and the current school of thought says you should snack every couple of hours as this boost your metabolism.
I know what you are thinking, “That would make me gain extra weight?” The answer is NO!
The fact is snacking is undeniably good for your overall health as it keeps your metabolism high all the time. We tend to keep ourselves hungry for very long thinking it will help us reduce weight, but the truth is this act reduces our blood sugar level precariously and thus we make bad choices for our next meal.
Certainly, snacking is good for you but it solely depends on what you choose to eat. The fact that you can snack doesn’t give you the liberty to eat anything and everything. Here are top five tips to snack the right way.
- Choice of Snack
The first thing to do is clearing, your office and home cupboards, drawers of all kind of candies, chips, crispy wafers, muffins. Now replace them with more healthy and nutritious snacks like unsalted, unroasted nuts, fresh fruits, seeds and keep some raisins or dates for that sugar cravings.
- Only eat when you are Hungry
It necessary to only eat when your tummy signals that it’s empty, but don’t wait till it starts to growl. Now is the time to grab a handful of the healthy snacks mentioned above and enjoy every bit of it.
- Keep yourself Hydrated
Many times we confuse thirst with hunger. Do your body a favor by drinking 6-8 glasses of water throughout the day. And every time you feel hungry have a glass of water before having your snack.
- Be Mindful
Don’t forget even healthy snacks contain calories. Sometimes we misinterpret that healthy and low-fat snack doesn’t contain calories so we can over-indulge. To avoid this, make little packets or portions of your snack this way you won’t over eat.
- Don’t forget to carry your snacks
Whenever you go out make sure to carry your snack bag with you. This will keep you away from those nasty food items which contain sugar and processed food. This way you can have your healthy snack even when you are having coffee with your friend.
Now that you are equipped with these tips, incorporate these in your daily routine and find yourself at your best with brimming energy levels.