Eating unhealthy snacks between meals or skipping snacks all together can truly be diet disasters. The more sugar you consume, the more sugar the body craves; therefore, snacking between meals on foods that are high in sugar and low in protein will not keep you full and will leave a craving for more “bad foods”. It is important to always have healthy snacks packed with you that are high in protein and nutrients in order to remain feeling full and avoid “pigging out” at meal times due to ravenous hunger. The key is to avoid rumbling in the stomach and the feeling of hunger, as this is when you are more likely to eat anything in site! Foods high in protein should be a staple in everyone’s diet, not just for those looking to build muscle, it’s very important for preserving already existing muscle mass for those all ages. Through eating healthy meals and snacks 4-5 times per day you will keep the body properly fueled, energized, and avoid the desire to eat unhealthy foods for a “mid-day pick me up”.
Tips for Successful Snacking:
Here are a few of my favorite high protein snacks:
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Michelle Roots BA Kin, CSCS, PES