You read all the QLF blog post, you understand protein , waist trainers , and now You have all your meals ready and packaged up like you are moving weight( get it, ” moving weight) until you realized that you are missing out on the snacks that make the nutrition part complete. At that same time you realized that , I realized that I started this blog a year ago and I’m actually upset at the fact that I didn’t write a blog for that yet. So fast foward the immaculate conception of QLF and here we go…THE.BLOG.ABOUT.SNACKS
So much emphasise goes into the three main meals ” the Breakfast, the Lunch, and the holy dinner” that the need for snacks in addition to the package is lost. Let’s start by explaining why you need them.
* puts on kitchen apron *
Whether the goal is to lose weight or gain lean muscle the body needs to 5 meals a day when you skip a meal or go on a crash diet. When you go for more than 4-5 hours without eating your blood sugar becomes unstable. Everyone knows the indicators; you’re tired, your brain isn’t functioning well, you’re cranky. The next time you eat your insulin will spike to obscene levels and all that you eat, even if it’s a delicious healthy salad, will most likely get converted into fat. Your body is not out to get you, it thinks it is threatened with starvation and goes into survival mode. It fights to conserve your fat stores. That’s just what you wanted right?
Now before you get excited and start loading up on Doritos and sugary snack bars! Please understand this,Our pancreas creates a hormone, called insulin, which transports blood sugar into our body’s cells where it is used for energy. When we eat refined grains, sugars, or other carbohydrate-rich foods lacking fiber( aka junk food) the pancreas goes into overtime to produce the insulin. This insulin surge tells our body that plenty of energy is readily available and that it should stop burning fat and start storing it.
Be prepared with healthy, high fiber snacks at all times. The fiber slows down glucose absorption and your rate of digestion, keeping your blood sugar level more consistent and warding off feelings of hunger.
Here are some here are the top 10 healthy snacks you want to incorporate in your meal plan.
-Rice cakes with almond butter
– kale chips
-apples and oranges
– almonds and peanuts
-protein shakes with flaxseed or chia seeds
Eating healthy is simple, the problem is that it’s calculated. So often do we just ” wing it” and hope for the best but if serious about results that’s probably not the best idea. With that all being said, go forth and prosper America!
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