The chances of you achieving fat loss or other diet and fitness related goals depend on the types of food you choose to eat, not just for your main meals but for your snacks too. Your success is determined by food quality, quantity, and frequency of meals or snacks. It is important to find the right balance for your body and discover what works best for you.
Tips To Get The Right Food For Better Health
Some people do great eating snacks between meals and others not so great. It doesn’t take an expert to tell you that you would instantly take a u-turn in your rate of progress if you snacked erratically.
My advice is this; if snacking is something new to you and you are keen to speed up the metabolism, try eating frequently. I would recommend trying a mid-morning snack first. This is a safer way to introduce you to eating frequently because it will help speed up the metabolism for the day better than just having a mid-afternoon snack.
Remember that eating good quality foods and nutrients for your main meals doesn’t give you the right to snack on bad calories that you find in processed foods and most convenient food outlets. Don’t think for a minute that good meals will cancel out bad snacks, maybe now and again but definitely not every day.
The endless supply of junk foods can be testing on our temptations at the best of times. It is easy to feel helpless in our willpower as we go about our daily business. Don’t worry because there is some good news. All you need to be is organized and follow some simple guidelines.
Plan What Foods You Are Going To Eat
Tip: Choose just two foods, protein food, and a carbohydrate food and always carry them around with you so you don’t get stuck when you need something to eat.
Only Eat Natural Foods
Tip: Try not to eat anything with multiple ingredients i.e. processed bars etc. For example, try fruits and nuts/seeds.
Keep Your Eye On The Clock
Tip: Do not eat snacks sooner than 2 hours before your last meal. If it is approaching 4 hours since your last meal you will need to eat something to keep the metabolism ticking optimally.
Experiment with what works best for your body in regards to how often you need to snack and the response it has to the rate of your progress. Do you just need a mid-morning snack or do you need a mid-afternoon snack as well?