Healthy To-Go Snacks That’ll Help You Lose Weight
If you’re struggling to get in shape for a new role and are always on the go, jumping from one gig to the next – you must be in entertainment. Your busy lifestyle choice is fun and all, but it can make paying attention to your health and the things you eat low on the priority list. The good news is, you can have your cake (or carrots) and eat it too. You’ll just have to put together a few on-the-go health-conscious options before you hit the road.
The quickest way to sabotage any weight loss goals you set is to assume you’ll be so slammed throughout the day you won’t even have time to be hungry. This is a mistake made by many new dieters who assume if you don’t eat anything until dinner time, you’ll easily drop the pounds. This just isn’t the case. You’ll want to keep your metabolism working properly and the only way to ensure it keeps calorie-burning is to allow yourself to feast every few hours. So, you’ll want to whip up some quick and easy eats that will stay fresh and fill you up while you’re tending to other obligations.
Nailing that perfect balance between filling and non-fatting is easier than you may think. There are a few staple and savory items you’ll want to start incorporating into your snack routine. Prep on the weekends or on a day off – or whenever you have 10 minutes or so to portion out some pick-me-ups for the week. Invest in snack-sized containers if you don’t have some already and you’ll be ready to get to work.
Bring along protein-packed snacks that are satisfying and incorporate water-soluble fruits and veggies to up your hydration and fill your tummy. Try peanut butter and celery sticks. Don’t be afraid to add a few raisins on top, too, for some added sweetness. You can also try plain Greek yogurt topped with granola. Sprinkle in a tablespoon or two of your favorite chopped-up fruit.
Almonds are another great on-the-go energy booster to add to your stash. Load up on the single-serve packs and grab one or two to keep with you. Almonds have natural anti-depressant properties and they’re high in protein. Just a few will do the trick. If you want, combine with dried fruit for some healthy homemade trail mix.
Make sure you are drinking plenty of H20 throughout the day, and if plain water is just too ‘blah,’ add a few cucumber slices or berries to your bottle for some instant flavor. Remember, you don’t have to starve yourself to see the number drop on the scale. In fact, doing so will only slow your metabolism and backfire because it’s not sustainable. The key is to be kind to your body and keep it energized with some goodies that taste good and make you feel good.