I think I will sound fairly reasonable if I say that pretty much all of us at some point of our lives made this huge nutritional mistake. You wonder which one exactly I am referring to? Well, it’s actually not that hard to guess. Do you remember that horrible period of your life when you decided to limit your food intake in order to shed a few pounds. Not only that the effects of doing this were temporary and unhealthy, it made you feel weak, and, let’s be frank here, miserable.
From a very young age, we are constantly reminded about the importance of having 3 full meals a day. And it is very true! However, very often we forget how important it is to SNACK in between meals.
There are many health benefits of snacking *snacking HEALTHY! just in case, haha!*:
- Prevent overeating
- Proper fueling = fit extra nutrients in your diet
- Curb your cravings
- Weight control
- Sustain energy levels
- Healthy recovery
It is important to remember that your snacks will vary depending on your fitness activity. I found an excellent article at Runner’s World *suprise, surprise* called 25 Great Snacks for Runners. Some of them are: bananas, carrots, chocolate milk, cottage cheese, apricots, rice cakes with peanut butter, string cheese. You see? Snacking CAN be fun!
Since not all of the readers of my blog are runners, I decided to look for some interesting ideas that could be of help to the general public. I found the following Infographic which I really really liked!
Can I snack instead of having my meals?!?! *JUST KIDDING!* But really though, those are some yummy options, wouldn’t you agree?
What are your favorite snacks? How often do you snack?