Happy Healthy-Snacking!

 

 

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For most of us, snacking is a pretty regrettable thing we occasionally (or more than occasionally) do. It always has a negative connotation attached to it, almost as if you’re cheating between meals. However, what it all really comes down to is your choice of snacks!

Healthy snacks not only nourish your body, but also keep your appetite under control, causing you to not overeat during meals, and actually helping you lose weight!

Research shows that eating every four hours helps to keep your metabolism charged and your energy level high.

Eating nutritious snacks will help keep you body energized and help you lose weight. Protein promotes growth of lean muscle mass, which boosts metabolic rate and increases calorie burn while fiber improves digestion. A well-balanced snack should have 10 grams of protein and about 5 grams of fiber.

Working eight or more hours a day can make it difficult to eat healthfully unless you plan ahead.

Each of these snacks is easy to make and pack, has less than 200 calories and will help with those 3 p.m. cravings.

Edamame

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One cup of  edamame (boiled soybeans) with some seasoned salt contains 17 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, and 189 calories.

 

 

 

 

Whole Wheat Crackers and Nut (peanut, almond, cashew) Butter

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Pick some good quality multigrain crackers and a tablespoon of peanut butter. This nutrient-rich snack has just 193 calories and about 2 grams of fiber. The combination of complex carbs and protein help to keep your blood sugar stable and keep you feeling full longer.

 

 

 

Nuts

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Nuts are rich in heart-healthy fats but are calorically dense (about 170 calories per ounce) so measure out an ounce (about 24 almonds) and stick to that amount. Almonds and other nuts are a naturally high source of vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and potassium and are rich in protein and fiber.

 

 

 

Snack Bars

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If you’re craving some sweets, and looking for a health bar to fill the void, be sure to check those ingredients and be prepared to pay a bit extra. Brands like LaraBar , KIND or Vega are good sources of fiber, contain no added sugar, and are made from whole, natural ingredients like dates, almonds, cashews, and cranberries. These bars are rich in fiber, low in sodium, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and contain around 200 calories.

 

Fruits

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Fruits make a great snack especially when in season. The average serving of fruit is around 70 calories.

My favourite snack is large pink lady apple, cut in quarters, cored, with ½ teaspoon of almond butter on each quarter. So delicious! Sweet apples are quite high on glycemic index; fiber in nuts lowers the glycemic index, at the same time making this snack more filling.

 

If you’re in the mood for good-looking snacks – try this:

  • cherry tomatoes
  • Bocconcini mozzarella balls
  • basil leaves

Skew tomatoes, cheese and basil on a toothpick and enjoy healthy and aesthetic snack.

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Other great fat-burning snacks:

  1. Plain yogurt with berries and freshly ground flaxseed.
  2. Whole-grain crackers with some cheese or high quality canned tuna
  3. Cucumber and bell pepper slices with hummus.
  4. A hard boiled egg sprinkled with smoked paprika or salt with herbs
  5. Fresh vegetables with plain yogurt and herbs

 

So there you go! Enjoy these super-quick ideas for some tasty, healthy and satiating snacks!

How To Turn Water Drinking Into Habit

Healthy looking skin and hair? Proper digestion? Natural detoxifier?

The answer is WATER. Our body is more than two-thirds water, and we need to keep it hydrated.

There are many reasons to drink more water like toxin elimination, healthy blood and bones, lubricated joints, proper digestion, alertness, healthy skin and much more.

But what if you don’t like plain taste of water?

Do you find it difficult to fit those 6 or 8 glasses of water into your busy scheduler?

Watch the video below and get some ideas how to drink more water and how enhance the taste of water.

 

Detox Diet Spring 2015 Best Moments

Some of us lived through a very special experience – a week full of challenges, doubts, victories, lots of fun and – most importantly – we did it together, posting daily, and at times hourly, food that we ate and passion that we share.

This is my turn to help us to relive the best moments of the week for these who bravely participated, and tell the others that sure will join us next time, how much fun it was!

Sometime in February it all started.

Goldy was busy with preparations,
and in early March Detox Diet Spring 2015 FB Group was created!
Shortly after, the group of funny vegetables joined the group and started
guiding joining members through the process. One of the members said:
“We have a very organized, motivated and inspired leader. Bravo, Goldy!!”

Some sources say that Fat Tomato was the funniest, but some others disagreed and insisted that

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The Eggplant was the main character. Some even were in favor of Three Bell Peppers. (Even though one
of posted recipes suggested to “Cut eggplant into bite-sized cubes and Cut red pepper into bite-sized cubes”
ahhhh…how cruel!

Continue reading…

Watch This One Day Detox Diet Video – No More Fears and Concerns!

Do you have the fear that Detox Diet will be too hard for you?

Not sure how your typical detox diet day will look like?

To help you get a better picture, a team of talented producers and actors has created a One Day Detox Diet video for you.

The Detox Diet Spring 2015 starts on April 13.

You will get for FREE:

  • Instructions on how to do your 5 days of detox (one week in advance)
  • A shopping list of what to buy before you start the detox (one week in advance)
  • My support, access to the group members to share ideas, recipes, concerns and success (starting  now and during the detox week)
  • Chance to win a cool prize at the end!

 

The Detox Diet Spring 2015 facebook group has been created for you.

Enjoy this healthful fun experience with the other members of the closed group.

And now enjoy the video 🙂