Today, We’re talking about 5 Snacking Mistakes to Avoid if You’re Trying to Lose Weight.
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Now I’ll be the first to admit, there is just something so good about a yummy snack. Ideally, a healthy snack can be the ideal pick-me-up before or after a tough workout… A little something to keep you going strong before your next full meal…
Or a well deserved treat at work just to help you get through the day. But snacking isn’t always good.
At its worst, it can be the reason you’re not making progress toward your most important health goals.
The reason you’re NOT losing weight.
The good news is…there’s an easy fix. And it all comes down to avoiding these 5 common snacking mistakes.
Mistakes you’re probably making right now. I’ll tell you what they are and how you can fix them. So let’s get started…
SNACKING MISTAKE #1…
Skipping Them All Together
When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s a common thought to try to keep snack calories and portion sizes down to a minimum. That’s because you’ve been led to believe that dieting has to be hard and that in between meal snacks are bad. But that’s not true… In fact, snacking helps you avoid getting hungry.
Plus, eating 4–5 smaller and more frequent meals throughout the day is a proven strategy for increased weight loss. The fix: Instead of snacking on something low-cal that won’t satisfy you
(like carrots or celery sticks)… Add a little hummus, peanut butter or lean protein to your snack.
This more filling option won’t break the calorie bank and the fiber from the veggies combined with the protein and healthy fat will keep you powered up until your next meal.
SNACKING MISTAKE #2…
Snacking When You’re Not Hungry
We’ve all done it… Out of habit we’ve grabbed a bag of chips or a square of dark chocolate.
Something from the vending machine at work, or a late-night snack while watching tv…
A sweet or salty snack to help with our boredom. Over time, these small bites can add up and prevent you from reaching your goals.
The fix: Before reaching for a snack, ask yourself the following question. On a hunger scale of 1–10, 1 being not hungry at all and 10 being absolutely ravenous, how hungry am I? Ideally you should only eat when you’re somewhere around 7 or higher on that scale.
SNACKING MISTAKE #3…
Incorrect Portion Size
Healthy snacks like nuts and seeds can be great. They’re nutrient dense and filled with protein and fiber….
But they can easily lead to overeating and consuming too many calories. The fix: Instead of eating right out of a bag of nuts and seeds, serve yourself the appropriate portion size.
SNACKING MISTAKE #4…
If you’re actively watching what you eat and trying to make better choices, you have to plan. If you have a light lunch, remember to pack a snack. If you don’t, you’re almost guaranteed to reach for something less healthy on your way home or overeat at dinner. The fix: Make snack prep a part of your regular meal prep routine. You can also keep some healthy options like nuts and cheese or healthy protein bars in your desk at work. It’s always better to have something on hand just in case and if you don’t happen to be hungry, just save it for another day. And that brings us to the final snacking mistake…
SNACKING MISTAKE #5…
Not Having The Right Macros
Both protein and fat are essential macronutrients that help keep you feeling full and satisfied. If you have something like fruit or some other carb rich food for a snack at 10 in the morning, you’re going to be pretty hungry before lunch even rolls around. When you just eat fruit or vegetables as a snack, it can raise your blood sugar, then drop it, leaving you feeling hungry within an hour. The fix: Opt for snacks that incorporate both a healthy fat or protein, like almonds, walnuts and pecans. This will help you stay fuller longer and avoid extra servings at lunch or dinner because you’re hungry.
If you have any questions you feel weren’t answered in this video, please drop us a comment and we’ll get right back to you. And if losing weight is your primary goal… And you’re looking for ways to crank up your metabolism. You may want to check out our best selling fat burning supplement IGNITE
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