There are many opinions when it comes to snacking. Here at Talbot HQ we refrain from using words like forbidden or can’t. We recognise that moderation is the key and snacking for us is no exception to this rule. The kind of snacks we reach for, crave and munch in our every day lives matter. Healthy living is a lifestyle choice and the art of snacking is very much a part of this process.
We have put together a list of useful tips to assist in mastering the art of snacking:
Upon waking up and before breakfast start the day with a cup of warm water and lemon. Lemon water aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating the waste products from the body easier.
Jump start your metabolism by eating breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up.
Got a sweet tooth? Try to eat anything sweet earlier in the day, this allows the body time to burn it off.
Snacking…yes, there is an art to the snack attack. Keep them nutritional, think small portions and pre-prepare them. The more organised you are, the less likely you are to reach for the forbidden fruit. Think nuts, hummus, cut up vegetables and proteins. Try to keep it fresh and be mindful of portion control. Most important rule when it comes to the art of snacking…don’t starve yourself. This will lead to binge eating and mindless consumption. Treat your body throughout the day, and most importantly, listen to your body. When hungry, eat!
Start to get creative in the kitchen. Instead of peanut butter or regular butter, take the time to prepare home made hummus or almond butter as a healthier alternative.
Hydrate! Aside from the many benefits of H2O, water can help you to feel full. Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water every day – If water is not your thing, tea is always a great substitute.
Having a hot chip snack craving? This is certainly the Talbot team’s guilty pleasure. Replace regular potatoes with the sweet potato alternative. Cut it into squares and sprinkle some cinnamon with a drizzle of olive oil – bake – and wallah…a healthy, filling snack!
Snack tips? We would love to know the art of your snacking #nomnom