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  • Writer's pictureTracey Sinibaldi

Be a Smart Snacker

A lot of us struggle with snacks. For whatever reason -- we're bored, feeling extra hungry, or we have no healthy options around. Even when we try to opt in for a healthy option, it seems as if there's always some sort of unhealthy fats or added sugar.

Let's talk about some tips to becoming a smarter snacker.

  1. Grains are great. Whole-grain snacks give lasting energy. Some examples of this would be, whole-grain cereals, tortillas, toast, or crackers. You can get creative with what you pair each of these things with too!

  2. Don't skip breakfast. When we skip breakfast, we tend to overeat (and still end up hungry) when we finally sit down for a snack. Try going with a breakfast that has whole grains and protein. My personal favorite is yogurt with chopped fruit, granola, and peanut butter.

  3. Snack mindfully. Try to avoid snacking while looking at your phone, laptop or the TV. Instead, stop what you're doing and focus on your eating. You'll notice you feel full a lot faster than you think.

  4. Take snack with you. If you know it's going to be a long day out, or you didn't get a filling breakfast, pack a snack. This way you'll be less tempted by office snacks or coffee shop snacks.

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