Task – Limit Snacks in Wrappers
Busy lifestyles and hectic schedules can easily lead to unhealthy food choices. Being pushed for time and grabbing the nearest or easiest thing when we’re hungry can really throw a spanner in the works when it comes to weight loss.
Many on-the-go foods and snacks are high in fat and sugar (and sometimes don’t have much nutritional value). This means they generally have quite a high calorie count, even when home-made versions might not.
In particular, high sugar snacks can lead to a spike and then a rapid decrease in blood sugars – leaving you feeling hungry and craving the sugar high again very quickly after eating them.
Limit any snacks you have that come in wrappers to no more than once a day.
Try fresh fruit or vegetables instead – these are full of fibre and will help to fill you up and keep blood sugars stable.
It might help to prepare these the night before (or when you have time) so they are easily accessible when you need them. Natural yoghurt with berries and carrot sticks with houmous are both WLR favourites.
You can grab individual pieces of fruit now in most garages, shops and supermarkets; or put a banana, apple or pear in your bag before you leave the house in the morning.