Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Snack Smart!

Keep hunger under control and metabolism burning during the day by incorporating several small snacks into your daily routine. Snacking can help curb cravings and help maintain portion control at mealtimes. Snacking on the right foods can help you avoid the "late afternoon drags", making you more productive and more likely to exercise later in the day. The trick is to snack smart!

A small snack that incorporates complex carbohydrates like fruit or whole grains with protein keeps you full and keeps your energy level up. Stay away from simple carbohydrates like sweets or chips--these will zap your energy and leave you craving more to regain your energy.

What is a smart snack?
An apple with 2 Tbsp peanut butter
Whole wheat crackers (like Triscuits) with reduced fat string cheese
A handful of grapes and 6 almonds
Honey Almond Flax Kashi Bar
6 ounces of Greek yogurt

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