You might already have figured out what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner but what about the spaces in between? ‘What should I snack on if I get hungry?’ is a question that often comes up in my nutrition clinic. So much so that I thought it worth pulling my thoughts together in this little guide…
The advice to eat little and often – to graze – is out. Nutritional science now recognises (mainly through studies looking at what happens when you don’t eat) that, for most people, the ideal ‘diet’ scenario is that they eat three meals a day with no snacks in between. This means your body gets a rest from eating from time to time, which it really does need in order to reset.
That might seem miles away from where you feel you are right now, and that’s not unusual. When you work on your diet as a whole, your cravings and energy levels will come back into line if you focus on eating real food, always having a source of protein and plenty of veg, and scaling
back starchy carbs. While your energy levels rebalance themselves, it can be helpful to have a small snack to keep your blood sugar levels on an even keel – although there are other reasons you snack, which I look into in my e-book below.
As a Nutritional Therapist, I want to make sure any snacks you do have are the best ones for your health, so download my top 20 snack ideas you can easily assemble yourself PLUS five tasty snack recipes for you to try. Sadly, many of ready-made snacks, are often filled with high-sugar dried fruits (which can upset your blood sugar levels) or additives, so assemble your own where you can.
Here’s how…download my Snacking Sorted e-book below.