Do you snack right? Or is your snacking adding unwanted pounds?
You've heard that snacking is good for your metabolism. It's something that we read about and hear fitness experts encourage the public to do.
We all want to be fit, lean, and healthy so we snack away.
In fact, recent surveys report that 65% of adults eat two snacks each day. If these were wholesome snacks then logic would dictate that 65% of adults should be lean and healthy.
If only all snacking was good for you!
The unfortunate truth is that most snacking will only add pounds and inches to your waistline. Snacking on all the wrong things can lead to a very frustrating weight gain cycle.
Here are the 2 Skinny Snacking Rules that you need to snack smart, to rev up your metabolism, and to get lean fast:
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Avoid snacks that are high in carbohydrates and simple sugars. Instead, try delicious snacks like granola with skim milk and fruit.[Shown Above]
Most simple, quick snack foods are filled with grains, refined sugars, and simple carbohydrates. These are packaged goods, crackers, chips, and granola bars. Quick and crunchy snacks like these will quickly add inches where you only want to lose them.
Your smart snack should be very low in carbohydrates, simple sugars, and grains.
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Eat snacks that are high in protein and healthy fiber.
This may sound difficult, but it's really not. Once you get into the habit of eating protein and fiber for your snacks it will become second nature.
Here are some awesomely fit snack ideas: homemade veggie meatballs, albacore tuna with apple slices, chicken salad, Ham, Almond Butter and Apple Wraps [Shown Above], hard-boiled eggs, egg muffins, or salad with a handful of roasted chicken or turkey on it.
If you must have your baked goods, then seek out recipes that are made with almond flour or coconut flour, which is higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates and simple sugars.
Cutting out bad snacking (those carbohydrate and sugar-filled snacks) will change your body quickly. This change, along with replacing sugar-filled beverages with water, is the number one way that you can immediately begin to lose inches and get lean.