28 Feb Eat Less, Snack More
Most might think, “How can eating more frequently be better for you?” Fortunately, researchers have found that it is healthier to eat snacks throughout the day rather than focusing on your three bigger meals.
Instead of eating all of your calories in one big morning meal to feel satisfied, it’s suggested that you spread the calories over a span of hours. Connie Diekman, RD, Director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis suggests, “Four hundred calories every three hours or so throughout the day.” This snacking regimen will help you maintain the healthy caloric intake needed for your body. This eating routine helps prevent your blood sugar from crashing and keeps you satisfied.
Of course, it’s important to discuss what to eat as well as when to eat. Some feel they are doing the right thing by snacking on their small piece of pizza or ordering a tiny cheeseburger from the dollar menu; however, that’s not the secret to utilizing this helpful routine. The following snacks are great ideas to help keep your energy levels up and give you your nutritional needs (in moderation, of course):
- Nut Mixes
- Light Microwave Popcorn
- Low-Sugar Snack Bars
- Fresh Fruit
- Yogurt and Granola
- Carrot and Celery Sticks
- Whole-Grain Bread/Toast
- Low-Sugar Beverages
Choosing the right snacks will help boost your metabolic rate and increases calorie burn. Eating these healthy snacks will also help your body operate to its maximum efficiency. It’s important to always watch what you eat, so make sure you have a handle on what you are consuming.
Camelback Vending is always looking out for our clients with the Better-For-You Options. Despite what vending machines have always been about – candies, chips, and all the other junk-food goods – we believe we can help by supplying healthier snacking options throughout your day.
Thanks to new innovative product offerings, we can all now enjoy great tasting snacks and beverages that contain reduced fat, sugar, cholesterol and sodium. As the leader in Healthy Vending in the Phoenix area, Camelback Vending offers a wide array of product choices that are both better for you and delicious!