Now that summer is officially right around the corner, many consumers are in full-on “beach body awareness” mode – cutting calories wherever they can and making sure they look as good as possible.
The common belief among the general public is that snacking is antithetic to losing weight, however, if done the right way, snacking can be a fantastic aid in shedding those unwanted pounds.
When To Snack
The biggest benefit to snacking for weight loss is that snacks can be used as a meal supplement, rather than a meal replacement. However, many people still believe that a light, pre-meal snack can “spoil” their meal – which is a complete fallacy. “Snacking is an opportunity to fuel your body between meals,” says nutritionist Rania Batayneh, author of The One One One Diet.
If you have a 5-6 hour break between meals, eating a light, delicious and nutritious snack in the middle can fill you up and prevent you from overindulging at your next regularly scheduled meal. For this, why not try Grabeez – small, resealable cups that contain many of our signature snack mixes.
What To Snack On
As any nutritionist will tell you, focusing on when to snack is a huge part of losing weight, but it’s equally important to keep in mind what you’re snacking on. Logic dictates that watery, low calorie foods like celery and carrots make the best snacks, because of their minimal caloric impact.
However, many researchers are now claiming that nuts, despite being high in calories, can be powerful tools in weight loss. The reason for this is simple – satiety. Nuts are high in protein and fiber, making them a very satiating snack. Add to that the crunchiness inherent in nuts, which also promotes a feeling of fullness, and you can see why many researchers are claiming stake in the “eating nuts for weight loss” mindset.
A small handful of crunchy nuts can fill you up and provide you with the energy boost needed to make it to your next meal. Try some of our very own Buffalo Nuts – a line of nutritious peanuts that come in a variety of delicious flavors. If nuts aren’t your thing, try one of our many other products, like our ReCharge Mixes or our delicious dried fruit.