4.13.2013

FOOD | How to Snack Smarter!

Hi My Inside-Out  Beauties!

Hope you're having a lovely Saturday.

I was just thinking about starting to eat healthier next Monday [  I know!  Such a cliché, right? ].  But, anyways, that brings me to the reason for today's post!


Eating right and healthy is a key factor in bringing our beauty from the inside-out.  I think you will agree that a healthier body is indeed a prettier one! I don't know about you, but my biggest diet "mistakes" happen in between meals, during snack time!I sometimes feel peckish and just feel tempted to eat anything that I can instantly grab on the go... and that generally means junk food :-/   Now this was one of the topics I discussed on my last visit to my nutritionist.  I feel that snacking is my weakest point, "what are the healthiest snacks?" I asked.  And her answer was so simple, and made me realize just how easy it actually is.     



Mother nature has given us the healthiest snacks years before the food industry even existed!  
 
 So we basically want to focus on non processed foods that are easily carried with us on the go.   And the best example for this are...


 FRUITS!  Both fresh and dried fruits, are a very healthy and nutritious source of energy and vitamins that helps us balanced and satisfied.   When I say dried fruits I mean, almonds, nuts and raisins.  You can easily carry a fist size portion of these 3 on a zip lock bag in your purse. 
 Please, beware of the portions you eat!  We're talking about healthy snacks not necessarily LOW CALORIE ones!  If you're looking to loose weight, carry an apple with you instead :)   
The final option she suggested is slightly more processed than the other two, but actually makes a lot of sense to me... Pop Corn!  Can you believe pop corn is actually not that bad of an option ? If prepared without butter, but olive oil instead, pop corn can easily replace peanuts, chips, nachos and the others of that sort.  If you're like me and don't have that much of a sweet tooth, this is actually a great alternative!  Again, quantity and portion control is very important, and this wouldn't be recommended for weight-loss, just as a great replacement for junk food.

I hope this post inspires you to organize and choose next week's snacks a little better.
I know I will definitely try hard to do so!

Now, it's your turn, how do you snack?
Shoot me some other ideas girls!

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12 comments:

  1. Great post Heidi :) It's so important to snack smarter meaning healthier! Thanks for following me on twitter! Robyn from The Chic Image xx

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    1. Thanks so much for reading and commenting Robyn! <333 Heidi

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  2. Good article ! It is really important to have a good nutrition not only to lose weight but also to be in good health and both are often linked... As a french beauty blogger I also explained my french tips to eat healthy : http://www.leoncechenal.com/2013/01/how-french-woman-dont-get-fat.html Don't hesitate to have a look !;)

    Léonce Chenal

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    1. I just visited your blog! We have a lot to learn from the French regarding diet and nutrition tips! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  3. Hi there, I loved this post, especially being a nutritionist myself - the ethos of my blog is pretty much what you say: looking beautiful from the inside out. I recently did a post on foods to eat for glowing skin, so it's great to come across another blog who believes in the benefits of good nutrition. I have a sweet tooth so little fruit like grapes, cherries, strawberries and dried fruit like raisins and apricots always satisfy my cravings and are easy to carry with you on the go!

    http://forcailini.blogspot.com

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    1. Absolutely Colleen! Good skin, good body, good health all are intimately linked with good nutrition. Mmmm... I need to try carrying dried apricots! Sounds soooo Yummy! Send you love Collen and thank you!

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  4. I just followed you - love your blog already!

    jodiepie.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Awww That's such a sweet comment to make Jodie! Thanks so much! <333 Heidi

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  5. I must admit, I am sooo bad at snacking. I've been trying to be good but it's so hard :( Hoping it will help my skin! XX
    Anna

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    1. I think snacking is an issue for many of us. Our days are all at food speed, so fast foods and fried snacks or sweets seem the simplest way to go. You're not alone. I guess it's a decision we have to make on a daily basis. Together we can do it Anna! Let's snack healthier! I found lots of water and Green tea to be amazing for my skin! <3333 Heidi

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  6. CatherineAnn MinnockAugust 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    I always love a cup of tea/coffee, but whenever I have one I feel the need for a biscuit or cake to go with! I'm solving this by going for cold drinks or Herbal teas to keep those cravings at bay!

    But I will say, if you genuinely feel hungry, always have a snack! Just make sure it's a healthy one! Starving oneself is never a good idea, which is why it's great that you've provided all these healthy options! Thanks, Heidi! x

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  7. I agree with you 100% Catherine! If we feel genuinely hungry, we're probably doing something wrong. Nice tips! Thanks for adding value with your comment!

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