Nutrition is more than half of the battle when it comes to weight loss and toning up. Normally, it’s easier for people to put in the work when it comes to exercise, but it’s a lot more challenging in making healthier nutrition choices. Consuming smaller meals throughout the day will continue to raise your metabolism and ensure fat burn stays constant. If you wait too long in between meals, your body will store fat instead. This is why it’s important to have at least two healthy snacks in between meals.
Here are twelve suggestions. If you cannot have dairy, there are alternatives such as almond milk, coconut milk and vegan cheese.
1/ 2% lowfat plain greek yogurt with fresh fruit and raw nuts
2/ Turkey and avocado rollup with tomato or cucumber
3/ Handful of raw almonds or mixed nuts with small apple
4/ Natural Almond Butter with banana (Justin’s Almond butter
has ready made packets.)
5/ 2 Light string cheese
6/ Edamame or Chickpeas – steamed or roasted
7/ Hummus with carrots or celery sticks
8/ 2% Lowfat greek yogurt dip with tomatoes
9/ Almond milk with whole grain cereal and nuts
10/ Epic Bison Cherry Jerky
11/ Mary’s Gone Crackers with hummus or almond butter
12/ Smoothie with almond milk, berries, whey or hemp protein
These are some ideas which will help balance out your nutrition throughout the day. Skimping on snacks or meals will lower your metabolism so it’s important to eat regularly and consistently. Everyone has different needs so experiment and see what works best for you.
Cindy Lai Fitness