It’s surprising how many people think that having snacks when you’re trying to lose weight is wrong.
In fact, it’s better to eat several times a day rather than go hungry and only eat 2 or 3 big meals.
Firstly, it helps us maintain our metabolism.
Unfortunately, skipping meals is a sure way to make it even harder to lose weight. Not only do we need to consume a minimum of 1200 – 1400 Calories per day, we also need to eat regularly. Fewer calories or too long between meals and our body goes into what they call “starvation mode”.
So, having something small but filling every 2 – 3 hours is ideal.
1. An egg | a small meal in itself. It’s easy to hard-boil a few in advance and store them in the fridge. And so much cheaper than buying processed food.
3. Nuts | provided you don’t have too many, they’re a great source of protein, healthy fats and other nutrients. I try to eat a variety as each has one different benefits e.g. almonds are high in calcium.
If I must eat something from a shop I will check the label (if possible). Many brands of plain chips or pretzels, for example, are relatively low in sugar; a good option if you’re going to see a movie perhaps?
Kim | 78.1