Why do people think that snacking is bad?
The problem is not snacking in itself.
The problem arises when you eat without thinking about what you’re eating….
That emotional snacking is the issue on top of not paying attention to the type of snacks you tend to gravitate towards.
This leads to overeating and weight gain.
Here is how ❌NOT to snack:
1️⃣⚠️❌⚠️Buy a bunch of “healthy snacks,” in packages because hey, it’s healthy, it’s good for you.
This is a problem because it’s easy to overeat on snacks that come in package form and just because it’s healthy does not mean you should eat an unlimited amount.
Eating more calories than what you need will result in weight gain, no matter how healthy the food is.
2️⃣⚠️❌⚠️Go to the store hungry and buy into your cravings.
This might consist of chocolate chip cookies && Doritos ( baaaaaaaaaaaaad)
When you’re having a craving, it’s your body’s way of telling you it’s lacking something.
Try eating something nutrient-dense like a full meal or one of the snacks above and see if you still have that craving. Chances are it’ll go away.
3️⃣⚠️❌⚠️Not preparing your snacks in advance. BIG DOWNFALL! One that will cost you.
You really only need 1-2 snacks a day. So why buy 17 different snack options?
That’s a recipe for overeating
Hence the weight gain….
Instead, this is how YOU SHOULD snack to increase energy and feel more satisfied
✅Choose snack options that have a lot of nutrients, such as the examples I’ve shared here.
✅If you’re craving chocolate, eat some with something else, like fruit, nuts, or yogurt, so you still get your chocolate but it’s not the base of your meal.
✅Plan your snacks. Choose a few options you like and have the same snacks daily for a week. The next week you can switch it up.
My favorite snacks for the week are fresh sliced apples with pitted dates sprinkled with cinnamon & avocado toast with sautéed mushrooms and spinach 😋
If you could only choose one snack for the week, what would it be?