In the mean time, how did your ab challenge go? I didn't finish mine but I got pretty close. I feel better for having tried it.
If you are going to try to start losing weight it's important to remember to space your meals and snacks out every 2-5 hours. This will decrease hunger and it's also better for certain health markers such as cholesterol and insulin. It will also improve appetite control. Here are some great snack ideas!
Almonds - Eating nuts are linked to a reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Popcorn - We aren't talking movie theater popcorn but air popped popcorn with no salt or butter. It has whole grains, fiber, and polyphenols (antioxidants).
Berries - Berries are full of antioxidants and vitamin C for beautiful skin and healthy hair. They also have a high water content so you can eat more without consuming a ton of calories.
Vegetables - Cut up vegetables and put them into snack bags for easy, on the go snacking. Keep them at eye level so when you open your fridge to graze it's the first thing you see!
Light string cheese - The protein will battle hunger in the afternoon.
Dark chocolate - If you have to have that chocolate then go for dark chocolate! It also has antioxidants and 5 dark chocolate kisses is around 100 calories.
These are my go to snacks. What are yours? Please share in the comments section. Thanks!