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How to Snack Right

Snacking is one thing that can be very difficult when we are trying to stay healthy. I am not food or healthy or fitness expert at all but I do know what works for me! I know that this may not work for everyone. But I wanted to share my  ” How to Snack Right ” tips with you guys today!

 

Healthy Snacks

1. Plan it out: Andrew and I grocery shop every weekend and before that we meal plan. Not only do we plan our dinners for the week and lunches etc but we buy exactly what we know how we are going to snack that week. We love things like frozen fruit, protein bars, green smoothies, healthy chips with Salsa, pretzel crisps etc.

2. It’s so easy to get distracted while grocery shopping especially if you are hungry! DO NOT GROCERY SHOP HUNGRY! Not only will you buy snack food you do not want to eat  or shouldn’t be eating but you will eat every single sample in sight.

3. Going to work? Take healthy snacks with you! Going to the gym? Make sure you bring something for that post workout! Are you gonna be running errands all day or on the go? Throw something in your purse! Also bonus always take water! Here is my post for making sure you drink more water! 

4. Oh gosh the biggest difficulties would probably be things like meeting a friend for coffee or a drink where the amount of food that is terrible for you. I always suggest eating something healthy beforehand. This also works double if you are trying to save money and if you are going to a restaurant where maybe there aren’t healthy options too!

5. Be Smart sounds simple but seriously. It’s like those 100 calorie packs they are great unless you eat 5. Don’t not eat all day then gorge on snacks in the afternoon. Just think healthy thoughts. Snack smart, be aware of what you are buying, snacking on and when you are snacking!

 

What are you tips on how to snack right? 

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34 Comments

  1. Jacquie wrote:

    These are great tips!! I know the pain of shopping hungry, no matter what I do I always end up at the grocery store starving!

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  2. Yep, snacking is super super hard for me. I recently started chewing gum when I feel snacky, and it’s helped a little. These are all great tips, too!

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  3. Great ideas!

    Snacking smart is critical to make sure you don’t go back for more and more and more. 😉

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  4. Karon wrote:

    Good advice to keep your calories under control.

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  5. Very, very good tips! I find myself shopping hungry all too often.

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  6. Jordan wrote:

    Good tips!

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  7. These are smart! We were traveling recently and I made sure to keep some protein bars on me during times I knew we’d be out for long periods of time. So much better than constant fast food!

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  8. Alyssa wrote:

    Great tips! My snacks always seem to be junk food related. haha! oops!

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  9. Jamie G wrote:

    My honey and I constantly grocery shop while we’re hungry, and we just end up looking like stoners at the check out. whooops

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  10. Greats tips. I need to remember these lately because all I do is snack and its getting out of control.

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  11. Melissa wrote:

    These are such great tips. Snacking can so quickly become a bad thing so it is good to keep these tips in mind.

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  12. Chrissy wrote:

    I have never been a “snacker.” Even when I was pregnant and diagnosed with gestational diabetes I still had a REALLY hard time making myself snack. So I have to go to the store with a plan and an empty stomach or I will literally leave with bread and milk. And my husband is not a fan of that. lol

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  13. Deidre wrote:

    I am the worst snacker if I have time. I will snack and snack and snack until I have had a meal. But if I am busy I am an excellent snacker.

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  14. Perfect tips and soo soo true. If I don’t plan & bring it with me… I always slip.

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  15. I’ve been working on eating healthier lately and have been trying to be really mindful, like, am I actually hungry? Or just craving oreos? haha. These tips are on point!

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  16. ahhhh smart snacking is SO hard! my hubby and i have food restrictions so being prepared is essential. although it is certainly hard when money is tight…. sigh. i’ve got to get better about it! thanks for the motivation!

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  17. Great tips!! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. So, what you’re really telling me is, I’m NOT supposed to eat five 100 calorie packs?

    I give up.

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  19. Planning ahead is the biggest thing for me! If I am starving and all I have around me is junk food, I’m probably going to end up snacking on it. I try to keep fresh fruit, nuts, and other healthy snacks in the house or with me when I’m out so that I’m not tempted. Thanks for these awesome tips!

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  20. This came at a great time for me I am starting my new life journey with a healthier lifestyle.

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  21. tianna wrote:

    thanks for the lovely tips!

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  22. Rebekah wrote:

    Those 100 calorie packs are my kryptonite – when I was pregnant with my son I ate an entire costco sized box… like 2100 calories… of 100 calorie chocolate covered pretzel packs.

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  23. kendall wrote:

    Yes! planning is everything and thats usually where I fail. Things sneak up on me and I end up choosing bad snacks :/

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  24. Lauren wrote:

    I like to keep Kind bars in my purse!

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  25. Great tips! I always like to have a healthy snack in my bag when I’m out.

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  26. Chelsea wrote:

    Not grocery shopping hungry is the BEST tip. It works like a charm every single time haha!

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  27. I try not to grocery shop when I’m hungry. It’s one of my most important rules. Because if I do it, I come home with most strange things and definitely not what I really need.

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  28. These are all great tips! I almost always carry a bar in my purse to snack on. It comes in handy in a real emergency for the kids too, bahaha.

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  29. ananda wrote:

    very good tips, i especially need to remember #1 and #4 !! thank you!

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  30. Raewyn wrote:

    I am the worst at this! I try to plan ahead but I never end up wanting the stuff that I buy

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  31. Sarah wrote:

    I never do my grocery shopping instore anymore cause looking at food always makes me hungry and I end up buying things we really don’t need or want, I end up snacking on pastries if I go shopping 🙂

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  32. Aleshea wrote:

    Snacking properly is something I desperately need to work on.

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  33. Taking my snacks with me are a must! If I don’t, who knows what I’ll end up eating!

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  34. Joelle wrote:

    Oh my goodness, these are great tips. I try SO hard not to snack during the day, but it doesn’t always work! I really need to learn to just keep something healthy with me at all times!

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