Snacking Tips That Will KEEP YOU FULLER LONGER

 

 

 

 

 

Snacking can be a tricky nutrition topic because it’s not always just about food choices. Do you ever eat a snack and then feel like you’re hungry again shortly thereafter? Do you find yourself heading for comfort foods or sweets when you nibble? Or mindlessly snacking while watching television?

 

These habits are totally normal and can be fairly simple to transform. Here are a few tips to help you reach for wholesome snacks that will help give you a burst of energy and nourishment when you need it. Following these simple guidelines can help keep you feeling fuller for longer.

 

Avoid processed foods


If there is one takeaway from this article, it would be to stick to fresh, wholesome foods as much as possible. If you eat mostly fresh vegetables, fruits, high-quality proteins, and whole grains for meals and snack time, you are on a path to optimal health. In terms of finding filling snacks, research has shown that processed foods are less satisfying than whole foods, so it is best to limit them when you get the midday munchies.

 

Find a protein-filled snack 


Protein is know to be the most satiating macronutrient, so make sure your snack contains a fair amount. Some of my favourite protein-filled snacks include chia seed pudding and nuts and seeds. Not only does research demonstrate that chia seeds have the ability to convert glucose into a slow-release carbohydrate and increase satiety, but they are also packed with fibre, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Nuts and seeds are also full of healthy fats, fibre, and antioxidants.

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Hydrate


Drinking a lot of water is one of the most important ways to support your health. Every system in your body operates better when hydrated. Drinking water during snack time can also help you feel satisfied. A study found that subjects who drank water before a meal consumed significantly less than those who did not. You could also reach for hydrating foods, as research shows that consuming foods that are high in water content can also keep you feeling full. Watermelon is a delicious choice for both hydration and for feeling satisfied.

 

No matter what foods you reach for, try not to overcomplicate snack time. Tune into your body to understand what it needs, and fill up on wholesome, fresh foods. These tips will help you unlock long-lasting health and self-nourishment.

 

 

 

 

 

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