If you’ve gotta snack, snack healthy

Healthy snacking can help you lose the pounds

Can you remember a time when people didn’t snack all day? Your grandparents and most likely your parents feasted on just three meals a day and fasted between meals. Many families didn’t even keep snacks in the house.

But we have become a nation of snackers and many of us have grown used to grazing. We’re snacking more now than we did in 2010, and it’s beginning to look like we’ll abandon our traditional meals in favor of “mini-meals” and snacking. That’s not a bad thing if we’re in fact eating healthy snacks, getting our five fruits and vegetables a day and following a plant-based diet. But a lot of sugary snacks like granola bars and low-fat cookies are masquerading as healthy.

Sugary drinks are another culprit. Especially soda. People are drinking it throughout the day and even substituting it for food. It’s the worst contributor to obesity. Earlier this year, a study connected soda with a higher risk of heart disease. Not good.

If you give up just one soda or a ‘dessert snack’ every day, you can reduce your daily calorie intake by 500. Think of the weight you can lose.

But let’s not use the words ‘give up.’ This is your choice to control. Find something better—a healthy drink or snack that’s just as delicious—and you may find yourself no longer wanting what you used to crave. Snack to your health!

For more information:

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-snacking-trends-20120925,0,5955875.story?track=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=53001

 

Three paths to complete weight loss nutrition

There is no one solution to keeping your weight at a healthy number. Everyone is looking for that one breakthrough to make every weight loss obstacle appear to melt away.  But one approach is not enough, and that’s actually good news. It’s far better to know you have lots of ways to achieve your nutritional goals. And combining them is the way to do it.

The first is a healthy diet of mostly plant-based foods. Eat the foods you know are healthy for you and choose foods you like to eat: fruit, vegetables, omega-rich nuts, chocolate (yes! but in moderation).  It’s amazing how delicious and healthy foods are when you cook with olive oil or coconut oil. Think of your healthy diet as treating yourself to foods you can feel good about eating and that will do your body the most good. Think of it not as a diet that restricts you but frees you up. If you can get to a place where you enjoy preparing food for yourself, that’s total freedom.

The second is regular exercise. And it really is true that, no matter how tired or unmotivated you may be, working out feels so great you’ll wonder what was keeping you from it. Make a playlist of your favorite tunes. They don’t all have to be upbeat; throw in a few slower songs to vary your pace. As your body adjusts to the tempo of each song you’ll be surprised how it changes up what you can do. Exercising to a slower tune brings just as many benefits.

The third is supplementing with products that can help make the most of your healthy diet and exercise, but also help clear away some of those obstacles like food cravings. Fembody makes it easy to lose weight with Slim Select GT300™ with EGCG Green Tea Extract and Raspberry Ketones and reduce your urge to snack with Appetite Control 100™ with Satiereal® Saffron Extract, also available in a gum. EGCG Green Tea Extract and Raspberry Ketones have been shown to help burn fat and Satiereal effectively reduces the desire to snack between meals. Combine the two of them with your healthy diet and exercise and you’ve created a powerful force for losing pounds.