Why is healthy snacking essential in our weight management and healthy lifestyle?
Let’s find out today!
If snacking is too frequent or snacks have a larger portion size, it leads to reduced hunger, and we end up eating less or eventually skipping a meal.
This habit eventually leads to repeated snacking after two hours of actual mealtime. Eating a meal properly at a regular time plays a significant role in a healthy lifestyle and can lead to weight management throughout a lifetime. Snacking without limits or snacking on less nutritious foods can lead to unhealthy eating habits and unnecessary weight gain. Due to our busy lifestyles today, we tend to depend on snacking a lot.
The best way to help ourselves in managing a healthy lifestyle is to focus on Smart snacking. Smart snacking not only increases the nutrients in the body but also helps to avoid the extra calories that we tend to gain.
What is Smart Snacking?
Smart snacking should be nutritious, delicious and at the same time very quick to prepare or ready to eat. It should be low in calories and high in protein and vitamins. Some of the snacks that I prefer and use on a regular basis are Mixed seeds.
Mixed seeds have their own benefits they can either be consumed as is or added to your bowl of fruit salad. Mixed seeds are a good addition to fruit smoothies to make them more nutritious or as a topping to your Oats chia pudding. It also makes for a great midnight snack to munch on and curb your mid-night hunger pangs.
My favourite snacks, that I use as a pre-workout meal are an apple with a teaspoon of peanut butter, and a fruit salad- topped with soaked chia seeds, Roasted peanuts, Cranberries, Roasted chana, and Makhanas.
Some of the amazing products that I discovered on True Elements are
True Elements Protein Crunchy Minis
True Elements Crunchy Minis Chocolate
True Elements Millet Mix
True Elements Millet Mix Chatpati
True Elements Chatpata Mix
True Elements Rich Trail Mix
True Elements Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate
True Elements Peanut Butter Jaggery
True Elements 7-in-1 Seeds Mix
True Elements Protein Mix.
These readymade mixes can be munched directly or can be consumed as chat by adding it along with chopped salads. The Chocolate Crunchy Minis are delicious and can easily be replaced with conventional high-caloric chocolates, especially for children. These products are a perfect combination of nutritious food, all clubbed and worked together with low calories and no added sugar.
These products from True Elements are not only delicious, but the most important part is that they will help you Stay Full.
So let's Snack Smart stay away from junk food and stay on track with your fitness journey. I bet you can enjoy an absolutely perfect day without giving in to cravings for junk food with True Elements.
Authored By: Sana Nachan
Nutritionist & Diet consultant .
HOD- Food & Nutrition Department
Aqsa Women’s Degree College