Everyone knows that snacking can undo an otherwise healthy diet. Most people do not stick with just three meals a day, so snacking is a regular part of life. This is actually a good thing since eating every few hours helps to stabilise your blood sugar level so you do not get insulin spikes that can have adverse effects on your overall health. But what constitutes a snack? Better yet—what constitutes a healthy snack? Here are some easy ways to keep your snacks guilt free:
1. Plan Your Snacks
The biggest problem with snacks is that you are already at the hunger or starving point by the time you decide to have a snack. When this happens, you will reach for just about anything in sight in order to quickly satisfy those hard-to-ignore hunger pangs. But if you already have some healthy options on hand like fruit, cut up vegetables, nuts or a hard boiled egg, what you will grab are healthy, nutritious snacks that will leave you satisfied until your next meal.