When you make the decision to take on a healthy new diet and lifestyle, it can be tempting to think that you need to cut out everything you love. If you want to see results, there’s no way you can snack. Right?
Wrong! Snacking can help to keep your energy up and improve your metabolism, provided that you’re snacking on the right kind of foods.
How does snacking help?
Snacking helps you to have small mini meals rather than the traditional three large meals per day. This can help your metabolism by keeping it stimulated. Eating five times a day - in smaller quantities - is recommended for weight loss. Apart from improving your metabolism, it also evens out your blood sugar levels and keeps your energy levels steady throughout the day.
Incorporating snacks between meals can also help you to keep up your diet plan. Have you ever quit a healthy meal plan because you were hungry all the time? Smart snacking will keep you satiated, without adding too many calories to your diet.
What should I snack on?
Eating snacks to boost metabolism might sound difficult, but a simple formula to follow is produced (some veggies) + protein or healthy fats. It’s also important to keep snacks at an actual snack size. Consuming too much food can be counterproductive when eating to snack, so it’s a good idea to pre-portion your snacks.
Some of our smart snacking recommendations include:
A handful of almonds, whole and unsalted
A small bowl of Greek yoghurt and blueberries
Carrot sticks and hummus
Peanut butter and sliced apples
Snack smart with Basiligo
The right kind of snacking can be challenging if you try to do it alone. Forever snacking on veggies can feel pretty uninspiring. However, when you choose to go with Basiligo’s many delicious meal plans, it is easier to stay on target and never feel as though you are missing out - our full packages come with 2 snacks included to keep your metabolism engaged and working for you.
If you’re interested in learning more about our full meal plan packages that include perfectly portioned delicious snacks, click here.