Losing Weight is easy. Anybody could do it on a calorie restricted diet!
The challenge comes in Maintaining the body weight at the level you would like it to be. Food and physical activity are some of the vital ingredients for a healthy weight loss and maintenance. It’s not the quantity of food that keeps our taste buds and brain satisfied – it is the quality of food and choices we make to feed our bodies.
Many of us are on-the-go, travel, run back-to-back errands and have, at times, limited time to prepare foods that would not compromise our weight loss and weight maintenance goals.
Good new is that the food industry does know it and is making positive improvements to the products that are tailored to our lifestyles and are ready to be consumed with little or no preparation.
Let’s talk yogurt, for example. Since it came to the market over two decades ago, this food item has undergone an immense transformation in taste, color, texture, ingredients and overall perception of why we need yogurt in our lives.
Not only yogurts are an amazing source of Probiotics – friendly gut bacteria that rule digestions and intraintestinal health – but they provide quality protein in ample quantities per serving! Always go for GREEK yogurts, as they are the ones to boast of the highest level of protein per serving.
Having good protein to feed your body could be a very helpful way to keep those hunger cravings at bay. And if you do not feel hungry, you probably are less likely to go after junk food snacks. Just introducing foods like Yoplait 100 Greek Yogurt into your daily diet, could result in slashing those stubborn pounds off in no time.
Yes, in no time! Reducing your calorie intake by mere 100 calories could result in leaving the unwanted pounds behind within each month.
To add more flavor and nutrients quickly to each serving of a Greek Yogurt, here are some examples of Healthy Snacking Tips that I do almost daily.
Gluten Free Granola
I love it as it provides texture to the yogurt. You would not need a lot of it. A spoonful or two would do and you would enjoy your quick snack even more. Choose granola that is high in fiber content!
The Nut Mixture
It is a known fact that different nuts provide the nutrients that we need daily: Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium to name a few. A million of micronutrients in those nuts are not even known to us yet. A handful of nuts is recommended to your vibrant health. Why not adding some nuts to the Greek Yogurt and make its taste even more interesting?
Ancient Grains Medley
This mixture is prepared by me every month. I buy all ingredients separately and combine them in certain proportions based on their amino acids and other nutrients profile. Just 1-2 table spoons of this mixture is sufficient to feed your body with amazing ensemble of nutrient-dense foods. You could mix together quinoa, sesami seeds, buckwheat, hemp nuts to add their powerful nutrients profile to any meal, yogurts included.
You can maintain your desired weight with delicious and nutritious foods. Snacking on the high-protein foods like Greek Yogurt would keep your blood sugar in check and would allow you to go from one meal to another without feeling any hunger pains.
Make this year a time for better choice in foods and snacks for you and your family.