Identify Your Trigger Foods
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information as to what can cause weight gain and helpful hints as to changes in your selection of some types of food.
Carbohydrates, Guilt-Free Beach Snacks and Vitamin
and Mineral Deficiencies are today’s topic.
are an important source of energy and essential nutrients; however;
There are good carbs and bad
Maintaining a balanced intake of good carbs;
Such as broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, strawberries and grapefruit, is important.
While bad carbs are often the very same trigger foods that derail your weight loss efforts.
These foods are often highly flavourful, but high in calories with little nutritional value.
That’s why it’s important to identify your trigger foods and find healthy substitutes.
These simple changes will empower you over the long term.
Instead of…Chips, peanuts, crackers, pretzels.
Try…Soy nuts and high-protein snacks like new protein bars!
Instead of...Mayonnaise, margarine, butter.
Try…Mustard, tomato sauce, “no-added sugar” jam.
Instead of…Full-fat salad dressing.
Try…Balsamic, rice or wine
Instead of…Red meat and fatty fish.
Try…Skinless chicken, turkey or tuna.
of…Soft drinks and juices.
Try…Water, Herbal Aloe Drink, Instant Herbal Beverage.
Guilt-Free Beach Snacks
Beach Yums! HG's Guide to Guilt-Free Beach Snacks
When you're beach-bound, guilt-free snacks are a must.
Hungry Girl has put together a list of great foods to toss in a bag for a
summer day out, plus some tips 'n' tricks, too...
Hard Bars & Bites
While there are some
chewy baked snacks bars we happily chew on in
air-conditioned environments, the crunchy ones are your best bet for
You should also avoid
ones with coating (like peanut butter or chocolate),
'cuz there’ll become sadly misshapen once the heat hits 'em.
All-Bran Brown Sugar Cinnamon Snack Bites
(1 pouch = 110 calories, 5g fat, 5g fibre)
are sweet, crunchy, and packed with fibre (to help fill you up).
Plus they're portion-controlled and portable!
Another beach-friendly HG favourite
Special K Vanilla Snack Bites
(1 pouch = 90 calories, 2g fat, <1g fibre).
They rock our world! Love bars?
Try Kashi's TLC Crunchy Granola Bars
(2 bars = 180 calories, 6g fat, 4g fibre).
Those are crammed with protein and taste great.
Go for firm, easy-to-eat fruits like pears and apples.
Skip anything sticky, soft, or hard to handle,
berries, oranges, and kiwi.
The sticky stuff will leave you a mess, the softies could
easily be smooshed in your beach bag, and the tough-to-peel
will leave you more likely to reach for a cookie than
pick a fight with your fruit.
Sadly, tuna salad and turkey slices won't last long outside
the cool comfort of your fridge.
But there are some excellent alternatives -- no cooler required.
Stock up on low-cal dehydrated protein-y snacks, like soy jerky,
turkey jerky, and beef jerky.
A company called Tasty Eats makes soy jerky
in a slew of crazy-good flavours that even diehard beef-jerky fans
will love -- trust us, we wouldn't jerk you around.
Stick with the originals and avoid
the unsweetened Chick'N flavours,
which aren't nearly as good.
A half-ounce serving of each of the original flavours has just
40 - 45 calories and <1g fat (plus 1g of fibre).
Feel free to polish off a full 3-serving pack throughout the day.
Our pals over at Oh Boy!
Oberto now make portion-controlled packs -- called
100 Calorie Jerky Bites -- in
Beef (1g fat)
and Turkey (1.5g fat) varieties.
Those are great, too!
Other Beach Snacking
* Be sure to pack napkins and maybe even a few wet naps.
And don't forget about a closable bag for garbage -- you'll
the birds at bay that way.
* Freeze a bottle of water the night before your day in the sun.
Pack it in addition to a bottle of cold water, and you'll have
another icy cold bottle ready once the midday heat hits.
* Don't forget your sun block!
Okay, technically not a snacking tip.
But if you develop nasty sunburn, you may be tempted to drown
your sorrows in a giant tub of ice cream or a bag of greasy potato chips,
which is definitely not a good idea.
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