Thanksgiving’s 4,500 calorie dinner has sure ruined your dieting and since this is the holiday season you won’t be back on track before January. You might have a month of all kinds of guilty pleasures at hand, but don’t make losing pounds harder than it should be. We present you a list of healthy snacks that won’t add to the belly. So when you feel like munching on something check out the fridge or put on your grocery list some of the following flat-belly healthy snacks.
We tend to do most of our munching on unhealthy foods at the office. This is actually the main reason that hinders our decision to eat healthier, exercise more, have a healthier life style. You’re going to drink tons of coffee anyway and settle for chips, hot dogs, take out and sweets to get you through the day. By the end of the day you will feel powerless and tired. Without taking into account the actual stress of the job, part of the reason you’re feeling like that is the food and drinks you’ve been having all day long.
Nutrition experts say that office snacks should pack a maximum of 200 calories. That means you’re having something nutritious that gives you energy but won’t add pounds. Los Angeles nutritionist Jonny Bowden advises against a chocolate bar or a bag of chips and recommends healthy snacks that “should be built around adequate protein, a little bit of fat and hopefully some fiber”.
So, where does that leave you? You can try packing for the office string cheese which is only 80 calories, a boiled egg (70 calories), half an avocado (125 calories), almonds (12 nuts about 184 calories. Get creative, and add grapes to the string cheese snacking or roast chickpeas with cumin, chili and olive oil. If you feel like something sweet would do it better, try carrot sticks and peanut butter. 2 carrots and one tablespoon of peanut butter equals only 144 calories and is both healthy and delicious.
Obviously your office healthy snacking doesn’t have to be exactly this. Browse the internet, read a nutrition book and you’ll find for yourself how healthy snacks not only help you throughout the day with energy, vitamins, omega acids but they’re doing it without adding pounds like chocolate and salty chips would.