Snack On This At Work For A Flat Belly

Do you take the same snacks to work with you every day and then get tempted by the unhealthy snacks in the vending machine?

An easy way to eat healthy every single day is to think ahead. Plan for that morning coffee break at work when a colleague brings in a box of donuts. What are you going to do?

Or at the end of a long meeting when you’re hungry and tired and looking for a way to boost your energy. Plan ahead for these moments in the day. Then, create new healthy habits around these times.

Once you establish healthy snacking as a habit, sweet and fattening snacks will no longer taste good to you.

Let’s start with the coffee break…

Instead of a donut, cookie, or pastry, how about a cup of yogurt and berries? Or perhaps change over from coffee to a cup of aromatic herbal tea and enjoy a piece of fresh fruit with it?

There are endless healthy food choices available to us in this country. We need to re-learn our own definition of a ‘treat.’

Here is a list of foods that are easily bought, easily packed, and will fuel your energy rather than zap it throughout the day:

Avocado – 230 calories, most of which come from Omega 3 fatty acids – the good fat our body turns to fuel. Bring a knife and spoon, cut it in half and scoop out the wonderful smooth texture of the healthy fruit.

Hard boiled eggs – make a batch on Sunday night and grab a couple each morning. Eggs are now known to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet!

Nuts – almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews and more. The varieties are endless and usually easy to find at any supermarket. Nuts are rich in protein and vitamins. The healthiest way to eat a nut is raw and without any sugar coating.

Apple or pear slices with cinnamon sprinkled on top – cinnamon is a great spice that adds sweetness without adding sugar.

Baked acorn squash – cut in half and baked the night before. Try sprinkling a little cinnamon or nutmeg on top.

Pumpkin seeds – these are a natural way of getting important minerals that our body needs such as phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, copper and iron.

Sunflower seeds – these contain both vitamins B and E – antioxidants which help to keep our cells healthy. This means glowing and shiny hair. Sunflower seeds also contain arginine which our bodies change into nitric oxide. This in turn helps our blood vessels relax and improves our circulation.

Be creative. Combine nuts, berries, and seeds with your favorite yogurt. Think about the time of day when you most want a sugar hit and then think of something healthy to replace it with. If you stick with this new way of snacking, it won’t take long before your body will prefer healthy snacks to the sugary, fattening ones you once thought you loved!

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Alex Founier

Alex Founier is a DailyHealthDigital contributor with an interest in natural health for sports enthusiasts and all audiences seeking holistic remedies. He is an avid reader and a mountain climber. Alex is currently working on a book detailing his journey through the American wilderness.