Nadia Rodman from Curves is here to break the myths about snacking.
You can easily get into the habit of just snacking and doing away with that main meal which just makes you feel stuffed and bloated anyway so when the urge takes you dive into on of those pre-prepared snacks for not just an energy boost but also to quickly stave of those demon hunger pangs.
It’s a good idea to have snacks prepared before hand as it is often too easy to take the direct route to hunger release and grab something that is not only unhealthy but will also not provide the slow release energy quality that is so much more beneficial.
“All non-starchy vegetables contain slow-release carbohydrates. Good examples of non-starchy vegetables include spinach, kale, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, onions and asparagus. Eat some at each of your meals to get the healthy kind of carbohydrates that will provide you with a slow but steady supply of energy for hours following your meal. It is as simple as adding spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes to your morning omelet, preparing a big salad of leafy greens for lunch, snacking on carrot and celery sticks and accompanying your dinner with stir-fried broccoli, red bell pepper and onions. Some starchy vegetables, especially white potatoes, contain quick-release carbohydrates.”
You’ll find that after a few days of snacking only you won’t miss the huge meal at the end of the day and I believe, to dispel another myth that a light snack an hour or two before retiring does you no harm either. Your brain which is still active throughout sleep is going to need some energy.
It’s funny though, I wonder if changing this snack / meal habit has any affects on the type of or intensity of your dreams. Let me know in the comments below or at my Facebook page.