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Why I Eat Healthy Snack Foods

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Why I Eat Healthy Snack Foods

I now have to confess. I am a healthy eater. In fact, in my office, I am pretty famous for eating healthy snack foods on a daily basis. Even on Saturdays, I choose to eat healthily; granted, Sundays are my cheat days and I eat whatever I want then. That aside, however, I like to take care of myself and eat the right types of foods to reach my fitness goals. Why? Simply because I enjoy it! That is the only way to approaching living a healthy lifestyle; you have to have fun with it. If it ever feels like a chore to you, either you are doing something wrong or it is just not for you. But if you are just starting out with a healthy meal plan as a first step, I recommend including healthy snack foods as part of your diet.

This is how I began my journey to a healthy lifestyle; I started by taking a look at what I ate on a daily basis – which I admit, was definitely not good – and decided to change it. Once I chose what foods I would eat, which included low-fat snacks, and what foods to avoid, I also picked up the habit of eating said foods in controlled portions every couple of hours. What does eating controlled portions do? With the right types of foods, controlled portions will keep you feeling full for longer and fight off the need to snack on unhealthy foods. And by eating controlled portions every couple of hours, you ramp up your metabolism, which is extremely vital in changing fat into muscle. After a short amount of time, I had already begun to both feel and see the results of my new eating regimen.

That said, however, eating healthy snack foods in portions is only one part of the regimen; I also exercise. Namely, I go to the gym, lift weights, and do some cardio. Unless you have a naturally high metabolism you are going to need that extra kick that working out gives your metabolism in order to lose weight and burn fat.

The best advice I could give is to never just count calories and never just eat anything you want and expect spending hours in the gym to get you to where you want to be. You need the right balance of healthy eating and working out to be truly effective.

 

Original article by Healthy Choices- July 6-2017

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