Is there such a thing as a healthy snack? I think so, and I think there are a couple of principles to keep in mind if you’re going to eat a snack.
Your snack should be easy to digest
If you’re going to have a snack between meals, make sure it’s easy to digest and that it will not cause any “stomach traffic jams”. Find out more about food combining in this video.
Eat a snack only if you’ve got time between meals
What I mean by this is that you should try to eat one meal and then give your stomach time to digest before adding something else on top of that. So if you ate lunch 30 minutes ago, don’t snack right away.
A snack should really be like an island to rest on before you next destination. I think having a healthy snack is important if you’re going to have a late dinner, since it stops you from overeating at dinner.
Eat snacks mindfully
Another trick to having a healthy snack time is to make your snack a mindful activity. Don’t just eat while you’re at your computer or focused on something else. Take a few minutes to unwind while you’re eating your snack, and you’ll find you don’t need to eat as much… and you’ll feel a whole lot better when you get back to your work!
Be prepared with a healthy snack
The problem with snacking is that we usually reach for an instant food when we’re under pressure. Instead of going to the vending machine or stopping by the corner store, bring your own snacks.
Try this healthy raw cashew snack…
Healthy Cashew Snack Video Recipe
What are your snacking tips?
I’m sure you’ve got some awesome snacking tips up your sleeves… please share them with us in the comments below!