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5 Smart Snacking Rules


April 1, 2012

We all know by now that healthy snacks play an important role in losing weight and keeping it off. Snacking at key times during the day can keep energy levels going and curb those hunger pangs that lead to overeating. But remember, snacking is only healthy if you don’t overdo it and play it smart.

Here are five smart snacking rules to follow to stay healthy, keep you satisfied, and most importantly, help you stay
#1. Keep your snacks under 200 calories Even small snacks can add up to a lot of extra calories if you’re not careful.
#2. Schedule snacking into your daily “to-do’s” The rule of thumb is anytime you go more than four hours between meals, you should have a healthy snack. With that in mind, planning what kind of snacks to have and when to eat them will keep you on track and prevent you from raiding the refrigerator or vending machine.
#3. Skip the mid-morning snack Surprisingly, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center did a year-long study on overweight-to-obese postmenopausal women, ages 50 to 75. What they found was participants who ate a healthy breakfast, but did not snack before lunch, lost more than 11 percent of their body weight, while those who grabbed a snack between breakfast and lunch only lost an average of 7 percent of their total body weight.
#4. Get the right mix of nutrients Choose snacks that give you carbs for quick energy, protein to keep you satisfied and fiber to help you feel full.
#5. Indulge in new Honey Almond Crisp FiberSnacks!™ Isagenix has a new delicious flavor that helps satisfy cravings with the appetizing combo of sweet honey and crunchy almonds.
These protein-rich, gluten-free snacks contain just 140 calories, 6 grams of hunger-curbing undenatured whey protein and 6 grams of fiber. That equates to 24 percent of your recommended daily intake of fiber. It’s the perfect snack to accompany your 30-Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System. And also perfect for travel—Honey Almond Crisp FiberSnacks! bars are small enough to fit into a lunch box (they’re peanut-free!), purse, brief case or gym bag. Or, if you’re a self-proclaimed “choco-holic,” try FiberSnacks! in Chocolate Peanut Chew. Nutrition facts: Cal: 140, Fat: 5g, Fiber: 24% of daily value
Starting in April, preparing to get into our ‘summer wardrobe’, my wife and I are challenging ourselves to the Isagenix Nutritional and Cleansing Plan. Feel free to join us in the commitment to better health and our summer shape-up!
In good health,
Happy April Fools Day!. “This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.” ~Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson, 1894