Healthy Snacks Aid in Weight Loss

Just that Time of Year

It’s that time of year. From a nip in the air to a massive snow and ice storm, there is a difference now. It’s colder and the tendency is to put on a few pounds. We’ve generally accepted that it is nature’s way of helping us provide a little extra winter fat — just in case. But how long since you last had a food shortage or had to wait out the winter for your next meal? This year can be different.

Today consider making one small change

When you make a small change, it is easier to handle, you are more likely to incorporate it into your daily life, and you are more likely to succeed, than if you try to make a global change to your whole way of being.

Start by adding more fresh fruit and vegetables to your diet. Just for today, throw out your rules — if you follow any diet that forbids fruit or your favorite vegetables — because fresh foods are too important to miss. Fresh foods are sweet, satisfying and full of vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids, and other things that your body requires for optimum health.

Choose a few you particularly enjoy. This time of year apples are good, bananas year around, citrus fruits are plentiful … Get some and start carrying a food sack everywhere you go. You can little packages of baby carrots, etc. A fellow I know always has a bagful of chopped cauliflower, carrots, and others that he munches on.

You Must be Crazy! I can’t Eat Fruits and Vegetables!

What? Have you lost your mind? Hear me out. The idea is when hunger strikes (or what you think is hunger), no matter where you are, you’ll now have a healthy snack handy. It’s not that you couldn’t wait out your hunger, but the tendency is to think about all the yummy foods you are trying so hard not to eat and this type of “I can’t have any” thinking sets you up for a massive binge once you do get ready to eat.

Instead, when you decide you are hungry, turn to your fruit/vegi sack for a quick, healthy snack.  Give it a go and let me know what happens.

Losing Weight with 100 Calorie Snack Packs

The New York Times printed a story in July, 2007, “In Small Packages, Fewer Calories More Profits” that you can portion out the full-sized bag yourself and save¬†money, but who does that? We’re a nation of food and beverage guzzlers. With self discipline at an all time low, 100 calorie mini-packs are perfect. More importantly they’ll slowly train consumers to eat a more reasonable amount at snack time. I applaud the manufacturers for getting this one right.

Check this list of 100 -calorie snacks that actually keep you full and satisfied.

Bumble Bar – Worlds Best Meal Replacement Bar

Try Bumblebars

Okay, I made up the “world’s best” part, but you have to try these for yourself. They are fabulous! So good in fact, you may just have to use some discipline to eat only one. Luckily they come individually wrapped.

They say the Original with Almonds is their best seller, but I think they all are delicious. They have a Halloween special if you buy $100 worth, (about 100 individual bars) you get $15 off your order. Give these bad boys out for Halloween and next year you’ll have them lined up around the block. They are that good!

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One Small Change Equals Big Weight Loss Results

Avoiding Winter Weight Gain

It’s that time of year. From a nip in the air to a massive snow and ice storm, there is a difference now. It’s colder and the tendency is to put on a few pounds. We’ve generally accepted that it is nature’s way of helping us provide a little extra winter fat — just in case. But how long since you last had a food shortage? This year can be different.

Make One Small Change

Today consider making one small change. When you make a small change, it is easier to handle, you are more likely to incorporate it into your daily life, and you are more likely to succeed, than if you try to make a global change to your whole way of being.

Add Instead of Taking Away

Start by adding more fresh fruit to your diet. Just for today, throw out your rules — if you follow any diet that forbids fruit — because fruit is too important to miss. Fruit is sweet, satisfying and full of vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids, and other things that your body requires for optimum health.

Choose a few fruits you particularly enjoy. I like apples, bananas, grapes, oranges … Buy a small amount of some of the harder types, such as apples, and start carrying around an apple everywhere you go.

What? Have you lost your mind? Hear me out. The idea is when hunger strikes (or what you think is hunger), no matter where you are, you’ll now have a snack handy. It’s not that you couldn’t wait out your hunger, but the tendency is to think about all the yummy foods you are trying so hard not to eat. Doing this sets you up for a massive binge once you do get to some food.

Instead, when you decide you are hungry, turn to your fruit for a quick, healthy snack. Give it a go and let me know what happens.