We all have one common bad habit. We want to constantly munch on something. It’s not gluttony or bad upbringing, […]
We all have one common bad habit. We want to constantly munch on something. It’s not gluttony or bad upbringing, it’s our nature. This constant need to look for food and eat as much as we can was what helped us survive in the ancient past. Nowadays, it’s what makes us fat. I propose a solution. If you surround yourself with foods that are naturally filling and satiating, you might just eliminate that constant need for snacking.
There is a big difference between dark and milk chocolate. Regular milk chocolates contain a huge amount of sugar which makes them devoid of nutrients and, more importantly, very addictive. With dark chocolates with at least 70% cocoa mass, you’re getting mostly healthy fats from the cocoa bean, a lot of fibre, vitamins, and minerals, and most importantly, there’s not much room for sugar left. It might take some time for your taste buds to adjust but it’s worth it. You will be surprised how satiating and satisfying dark chocolate can be. It’s the perfect cure for a sweet tooth.
Do you kow what's the difference between #milk and #dark #chocolate? Apart from the obvious high amount of added #sugar, #milkchocolate contains much less #vitamins and #minerals. #darkchocolate on the other hand contains a lot more #cacao beans that carry those valuable #micronutrients, #healthyfats, and #antioxidants. A couple of rows of dark chocolate is usually more than enough while most people would have no problem downing several milk chocolates in one sitting. The potential for #overeating is the biggest hidden danger! #FoodDispute #KnowTheDifference
Canned fish, like tuna or sardines, are healthy sources of fat and protein, which makes them super satiating. Plus, they contain those healthy omega-3s and plenty of fat-soluble vitamins and calcium. The most important thing is they have a long shelf life so you can stock up at work or in your pantry, so you always have them within your arm’s reach when you get peckish. There’s no need for a time–consuming prep either, just eat them with some veggies or on top of a slice of bread and your body will thank you.
Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds are super healthy; they contain protein, healthy fats, and a wide range of vitamins and minerals. You can’t go wrong with them as a snack they are satiating and tasty too. They also won’t spoil so easily, you can store them for months. And if you’re looking to make your sandwich a lot more filling, try nut butters, they are a game changer. Just make sure you vary the kinds of nuts you eat, each has something else to offer.
Do you know what"s the difference between #trailmix and a bar of #kitkat? There are different ways to #snack. Highly processed treats like Kit Kat are unfortunately mostly just #sugar and #fat. They are created with a single goal in mind: repeated consumption. They light up our #dopamine reward system too much and we become addicted. Trail mix full of #driedfruit and #nuts, on the other hand, provides us with much more #prorein, #fiber, and #micronutrients. Created by nature. Next time you're shopping for snacks and portable foods, go for the #nutritious and #satiating ones. #FoodDispute #KnowTheDifference
Healthy protein bars
Just the name protein bar doesn’t make something healthy. Most cheap, widely available protein bars are in reality just candy full of sugar with a bit of protein inside and that’s not what you want at all. What I call healthy protein bars is something like SENS bars, RXBARS, or Epic bars. But there are other brands too, you just need to keep a couple of rules in mind. They need to be made with just a few simple ingredients you recognize, they need to contain very little or no added sugar, they need to have a lot of quality protein.