Clean Snack Options

Standard

Last snack before dinner: Apple slices (fiber and good carb), peanut butter (protein), carrots, broccoli, and snap peas (fiber and low calorie).

Rule of thumb:
Have a snack prior to your dinner outing. This will prevent the hunger pangs and you will be more prone to making healthier food choices.

The key is to make sure your snack include a protein and a complex carb (has a high fiber content of 2.5 grams or higher).

Below is a sample of a clean snack.
Some other options are:
Cheese and whole wheat crackers
Boiled eggs and slicks of whole wheat toast

Or you can do a double whammy by eating beans or whole wheat pasta.

Eating ‘Clean’

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Take a look at a one of my meals. All of this food for 373 calories! That is a lot of food, full of fiber, vitamins and protein and it’s going to tie me over for a few hours.
Chicken breast = 130 calories
Steamed broccoli = 31 calories
Black eye peas= 109 calories
Rice= 103 calories

 

According to the website: http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/getnutrition/nutritionfacts.pdf
A Big Mac has 550 calories.; a McDonalds plain hamburger has 250 calories. If you add a small fry, that is an additional 230 calories.
So, one fast food meal would cost you anywhere from 480 to 780 calories. That’s enough calories for 2 meals.

 

It’s not worth it. For one thing, you will feel so sluggish after eating an unclean meal and another thing, why consume empty calories, which has no nutritional value.

 

Try it for a week and let me know how it goes.

 

Lavone