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S N A C K S M A R T.

B R E A K T H E FA S T.

It’s not called the most important meal of the day for nothing! Even if you don’t feel hungry when you wake up, research shows eating within two hours of waking is one of the best ways to rev up our metabolism. That means we will burn calories at a more efficient, steadier pace throughout the day. If traditional breakfast foods don’t appeal to your palate, try a small meal - like a dozen almonds and a piece of fruit. That will provide healthy protein, fat and carbs to jumpstart your body and prime it for burning calories efficiently all day long!

PLAN YOUR MEALS.

Take time on weekends (or your day off) to plan and prep meals for the week ahead so when busy days hit, you’re still eating healthy with ease. Aim for a serving of lean protein, healthy fat and complex carbohydrates at each meal and snack.

Healthy snacks are another way to keep our metabolism going strong. While it’s easy to grab a piece of fruit or an ounce of nuts for a snack on the go, combining the two makes a lot of difference (and positive impact) in how the body breaks that food down and uses it.

H Y D R AT E .

Research shows drinking more water throughout the day means eating fewer calories overall. Water and foods that are comprised mainly of water (strawberries, pumpkin, melon, etc.) help keep us feeling full longer, curbing our appetite and preventing us from over-indulging.

Food Solutions Magazine May 2014  

Food Solutions Magazine is a monthly digital publication filled with fact-based insight, fresh perspectives and immediately useful informati...

Food Solutions Magazine May 2014  

Food Solutions Magazine is a monthly digital publication filled with fact-based insight, fresh perspectives and immediately useful informati...

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