I'm here again with another lifestyle-y, clean eating-y, weightloss-y post. Hmm.. need to think of a better way to phrase that!
I hope you all don't mind that my blog posts have gone a little in this direction but as I'm a busy student (on teaching practise at the moment..eek!) I have very little time to wash my hair let alone be investigating what beauty products I like but the one thing that I am doing is consistently (or trying to) be eating clean and getting my gym sessions in. Therefore it's all I can really write about unless you want to hear about what lessons I'm doing every day which I think is doubtful!
So today's post is going to tackle the age old question to snack or not to snack?
I feel like most people are coming round to the idea that 5 meals a day warrant a healthy diet. In an ideal world all five meals would contain pasta for me but the extra two are in fact snacks.
In the morning in between breakfast and lunch I usually have some nuts. Almonds are my absolute favourite. I keep a bag in my handbag at all times! They give you that boost to keep you going. That extra protein doe! And if you're in the USA check out this website Nuts.com they have such a huge selection of different types of nuts(and types of almonds!!) that you can get in different quantities. They ship to the UK but not Ireland yet unfortunately but I'm tempted to place an order with them using parcelmotel..
In the afternoon in between lunch and dinner is when I can either be the best healthy girl going or the biggest binger going, I get home from college, teaching practise or work and I'm starved! STEP AWAY FROM THE WHITE BREAD ALICE! I used to have a vegetable juice at this time which is such a great way to get extra greens in, they genuinely do fill you up and I grew to love the taste. The only issue for me with them which is lame excuse is that it requires you to have a lot of fresh veg ready to go at all times which like I said being a busy (and poor) student can be difficult and the machine I have is a b!tch to clean! So I've stepped back from them at the moment and I opt for some fruit or rice cakes with peanut butter or home made vegan basil pesto.
Snacking keeps us going, it stops me from overindulging because once I'm hungry I need food pronto, I mess up when I'm hungry. Keeping that dangerous level of hunger away is my aim!
Nuts.com also have some really great information around healthy snacking,why it's important to do so and what to snack on. I'm no expert but they have some over there that can vouch for me when I say SNACK time!
The lovely Nuts.com is promoting healthy habits and would love for everyone to join in. They aren't paying me to talk about the website or giving me any freebies and to be honest I've really stepped back from blogging and not to be rude but I ignore most of my press emails these days. But I couldn't ignore Nuts.com's passion for this healthy lifestyle and when looking at the site I got lost looking at everything they had to offer there is so much! I really just wanted to share it with you all instead of keeping it to myself. So check them out and let me know if you place an order or if you learn something new from their great sources of info. I'm definitely going to be trying some of their healthy snack recipes for studying and concentration (hello exam season!!)
So what's your opinion on snacking? Do you just steer clear out of fear of overindulging or have you found snacks that keep just the right amount of full until your next meal?
Comment or write me on twitter, would love to know your opinions! @alibowring
Until next time,
All my love,