Healthy Snacks and Dinner

 In Durango, Farmington, Fat, Fitness, Weight Loss

Today we will focus on Snacks and Dinner!

Last week I provided some better options for breakfast and lunch. 

Today lets dive into healthier options for snacks and dinner.

I find that a mid-afternoon snack is really the key to success for reaching optimal health. At the end of a busy day, our willpower to maintain our healthy eating practices will be at its weakest and many of us suffer from decision fatigue.

Consuming healthy calories mid-afternoon will not only help to stave off those post-lunch chocolate cravings but will also help to reduce or eliminate pre-dinner snacking or overeating your supper.

 

For Snack Options:

  • Some nuts or seeds
  • Grass fed beef or turkey jerky
  • Cheese or salami (Uncured salami is best)
  • Eat a few olives
  • Veggies with guacamole dip
  • Full fat greek yogurt with berries

Avoid coffee beverages like lattes or frapes! 

They’ll just spike your glucose levels with nine teaspoons of sugar and the resultant crash could make you binge when you get home. If you stick with healthy choices during the day, you’re more likely to stick with healthy dinner choices rather than munching and binging when you get home.

Try working on your dinner plans the night before, slice veggies for your recipe, marinate your meat overnight, or make a crockpot meal and plug it in before you leave in the morning.

 

For Simple Dinner Ideas:

  • Grill a ribeye steak or a piece of chicken
    • Steam some broccoli or cauliflower and top with butter
  • If you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner go ahead and enjoy a glass!
  • Sauteed pork chops with braised greens topped with sauteed mushrooms

Casseroles with rice or noodles, spaghetti with sauce, tacos or enchilada with beans and rice may be satisfying but that satisfaction is only temporary, soon after you will crash after processing the carbohydrates making you want to eat again.

Changing your eating habits may be frustrating in the beginning but try to make each meal as simple as possible in the beginning and you will see that the benefits significantly outweigh your old cravings.

 

Fact:  The true cost of unhealthy food isn’t just the price tag — in fact, the real costs are hidden.

 

Awareness Challenge this week: Try incorporating one of our snack & dinner ideas 3-4 x this week. Let’s start preparing our health now for the New Year ahead! 

 

Tune in next time; we’ll share why you shouldn’t fear loosing weight because of your skin!  

 

 In the meantime, if you’d like to know more about constructing a healthy diet to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle, reach out to us for our professional guidance and support. Give us a call!

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Wishing you peace, love and laughter in the New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

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