Healthy snack swaps which will allow you to have that snack and still lose weight
Eating small, regular meals can really help to boose your metabolism and weight loss by keeping your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day and keeping the munchies at bay so you don’t overeat. But if you don’t know which foods to choose, snacking can be the undoing of your weight loss program.
Choosing calorie dense snacks that are high in fat or sugar may be satisfying in the short term but they are quickly digested and won’t keep the hunger pangs at bay for long. So instead:
Being overweight often runs in the family, not only because of inherited genetic factors but also because the example set by parents has a powerful influence on theeating and exercise habits of children.
Children who have overweight parents (and in particular an overweight mother) are more likely than other children to be overweight themselves. They are more likely to enjoy foods that are high in saturated fats and sugars and to eat less fresh fruit and vegetables than children of a normal weight. Plus they are likely to be much less active than the average child.
Exercise of all kinds is beneficial to anyone who wants to lose weight and shape up, or just generally maintain their weight and fitness levels. However, when exercising you build muscle and as muscle weighs more than fat, you may find the weighing yourself isn’t always the best way to judge how well your exercise is working. Taking your measurements could give a more accurate, rounded view of just how well you’re doing.
Having said that, listed below are some of the best exercises you can do to help you lose weight (and, of course, tone up):
So you want to lose weight but you don’t want to completely eradicate every little joy out of your life! Well the good news is that you can still snack, you just need to ensure that you snack on healthy or low calorie options.
In addition to snacking feeling like a “treat”, it’s also a good way to maintain your blood sugar levels during the day, ensuring that you’re not starving and feeling tempted to gorge on biscuits, crisps and cakes.
So, here are some ideas of low calorie options for you to try:
- 1 apple & a handful of grapes
Eating a healthy breakfast is important for weight loss. Why? Well, for one reason it’s “break”ing the “fast” that you’ve been on while asleep during the night. It’s key to ensuring that your blood sugar levels don’t fall too low and you maintain your metabolism.
Avoiding breakfast may mean bingeing when it comes to lunch or nibbling on calorie laden snacks through the day. It’s important to kick start your metabolism; the enzymes needed to metabolise fat to lose weight won’t be produced otherwise.