Mind Your Snacks!!
Hunger pangs?? Are you making a beeline for the fridge or devouring your favourite bag of chips? Then beware and think again! Your junk food is cutting down on health and adding to those unwanted inches around your belly.
Stop Binging on Snacks!
Start your morning with a sumptuous breakfast of oats, eggs, or yogurt. Opt for an Indian breakfast like idli, dosa, upma, poha, or cheela that are healthy and nutritious. At lunch, ensure you have a healthy combination of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The trick to staying fit is to eat healthy food at frequent intervals. While you are busy at work, or dealing with your daily chores, munch on carrot sticks, cucumbers, celery, or fruits.
Keep a Snack Dairy
Keeping a snack dairy will always keep you cautious about your intake. Chances are that when you take a look at your own food intake list, it may alarm you, causing you to cut down on your junk intake.
Eat Energy Boosting Snacks
Opt for one of these snacks to curb your hunger pangs.
• Wholegrain cereal with low fat milk
• A bowl of fruits
• Salad with paneer or grilled chicken
• A multigrain bread vegetable sandwich
• Dry fruits and nuts like walnuts, almonds, pistachios, figs, dates, apricots etc.
Most of all, remember this:
Rule of Thumb While Snacking- Be creative with your snack options, choose whole foods over processed ones.