Almond butter is very rich and creamy, just like peanut butter, and tastes amazing with apples. The sweetness of apples is quite complementary to the nutty flavour of almond butter. Also, with this snack you will be getting some protein and fibre. In fact, did you know that almond butter has more fibre than peanut butter? Pretty great! Lastly, almond butter has a low glycemic index, meaning it will help to keep your blood sugar levels stable and keep you feeling full longer. This is crucial because regular blood sugar spikes and drops slow down your metabolism.
Celery is an undervalued vegetable. It is loaded with nutrients and contains almost no calories – one large stalk has maybe 10 calories. Celery is great because it can lower your blood pressure, 100g contains about 8% of your RDI of vitamin A (great for your eye health), it aids in digestion because it’s high in insoluble fibre, and it even lowers your LDL (bad cholesterol).
Use smaller plates – This is an easy and efficient way of eating less without noticing it. Researchers at the University of Groningen found that dishes which are about 70% full are preferred when eating. So, just using smaller dishes works and you can lose up to 18 lbs a year, just by doing this. Plates of 9/10 inches in diameter are ideal.
Just dip some strawberries in yogurt, then put them in the freezer for 20 minutes and voilà! Easiest snack ever! If you want to go even more healthy, try using Greek yogurt. Not only does Greek yogurt have half the sodium of regular yogurt, but it also has more protein.
Habits on average take 21 days to create, so why not try eating healthy and exercising for the next 21 days and see if you are in the habit. Remember weight loss and fitness goals don’t have an end date they are a lifestyle change.