“I always leave a box of unsalted almonds in my house. A handful of those are a good snack that should keep you satisfied.”
(An American stage and television actress, singer and writer, best known for her performances in Broadway musicals and for her role as Tina Cohen-Chang on Glee)
RE YOU SHELL SHOCKED AND CONFUSED with the title of this article? Don’t be! Because what you are about to read is a real eye opener. It’s so revealing that you could not imagine in your wildest dream that this could be the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Just don’t believe it. Continue reading and you would more than agree with me. Okay?
TRUST ME, SMARTY SNACKING is not meant to be an extra meal. A healthy snack should be portion sensitive – a small amount of something nutritious – to keep the metabolic fires burning and tide you over to your next meal. Snacks should be small amounts of nutrient-dense foods ideally consisting of protein and carbohydrate. To caution you the usefulness of healthy snacking, it should just be enough to provide a steady source of energy throughout the day. Or to stave off hunger that would cause you to overeat at your next meal.
Before we proceed further, bear with me for a minute or two. The next paragraph will somewhat whet your eagerness to read more. True or not?
Believe it or not, below is a big bag of ‘condensed’ reasons why you should snack smartly. They are so distilled that you need extra mental energy to grasp it! So to speak! Here’s goes!
- · Choose Whole-Grain Products
- · Have A Fruit Or Vegetable:
- · Nibble On A Handful Of Nuts Or Seeds
- · Try Low-Fat Dairy Products:
Now that we have laid a firm foundation for erecting the ground work to blast off this article, we shall start off with the first and foremost reason. Shall we?
KILLER REASON NO. 1. CHOOSE WHOLE-GRAIN PRODUCTS:
Maybe your have heard this before but it bears repeating. Just a few words can do much. As you may already know that whole grains are rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates, so they boost your metabolism for longer periods because they require more effort to digest.
Next, with the above in mind, let’s examine the second killer reason. Are you game?
KILLER REASON NO. 2. HAVE A FRUIT OR VEGETABLE:
This is an essential info to know and embrace! Research after research has discovered this. Fruits and vegetables are filled with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They will fill you up without adding many calories to your diet, and some may even cause your body to go into a calorie deficit in the process!
Having uncovered killer reason number three, I believe you are now ready to hear the next reason. Yes? You bet!
KILLER REASON NO. 3. NIBBLE ON A HANDFUL OF NUTS OR SEEDS:
Would you please think about this reason for a while? It’s extremely important. Why? Because nuts and seeds provide protein and monounsaturated fat, so they will help you feel full longer. Just don’t eat more than a small handful because they’re also high in calories.
Can you indulge me for another minute? Because I have saved the best for last killer reason. It’s now presented to you in a silver platter. So do read on! Why delay!
KILLER REASON NO. 4. TRY LOW-FAT DAIRY PRODUCTS:
Yes, you have read that right! For all practical purposes, by themselves cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products are good sources of calcium, protein, and many other vitamins and minerals. But a big ‘But’ please do read the label to make sure you’re not eating added sugars.
AS WE ARE ABOUT TO END THIS ARTICLE, please believe me, it is NOT a moment too early; it may already be a second too late. All the same please allow me to finish this article with a succulent wrap-up paragraph. Any objection? With that we shall move on!
Contained in shining and highly packed nutshell, you should firstly snack on real whole-grain product. In the same way aim to eat fruits or vegetable food stuff. Moreover please nibble only some handful of nuts or seeds while watching TV or reading a good book. Lastly do try consuming low-fat dairy products when the right opportunities arise. Does this summary bring home a point for you to understand and practice? A big yes if you ask me!
FINALLY, AT THE CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH of this article your should viewed it with critical eyes. If this does not convince you that snacking can help to reduce weight, nothing will!
My only conclusion has just be only this. Nothing more nothing less. Believe me, the end of this article entitled ‘Smart snacking can actually increase your metabolism and at the same time decrease your weight‘ and its contents, it’s your royal road to permanent weight loss.
NOW THAT YOU HAVE A CONCRETE PLAN of action in your hands, so to speak. You should be ready to live a healthier, richer, and slimmer life. Trust me, the more you put into this plan, as you go forward the more you will get out of it. When it comes to managing your weight for a lifetime, make use of everything you’ve been given here. But, to make this magic trick work please do adopt all the steps and tools we’ve talked about throughout this article. And if you ever find yourself slipping backwards, take command of yourself. Finally do you think that I should say more? I guess not.
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