Has your snacking turned into grazing?
How many “SNACKS” do you have a day?
I would suggest that you should have a maximum of 3 snacks per day and here are my favourite 5 this week.
- Handful of strawberries
- One crisp apple
- A small handful of almonds
- Half a stalk of celery spread with your favourite nut butter
- Half a cucumber cut into chunks and topped with avocado, tuna or smoked salmon
BUT here is something to think about….
While I have been researching the idea of intermittent fasting the idea of leaving long periods between eating has come up.
When you leave a long time between meals your body is able to go into CLEAN UP mode. This allows your body to remove any damaged cells that may cause disease. This process does not happen as often if you are constantly digesting food. This process also happens overnight while you are asleep, so if you stop eating at 7pm and then you have breakfast at 7am you have given your body a mini 12 hour fast without any effort.
Why not try limiting your snacking this week – eat 3 good meals and nothing in between!
This sounds very scary for some of us but interesting to see what would happen. You might find this experience liberating, allowing extra time for other activities. You might experience increased energy, mental clarity, weight loss and loss of cravings.
If this sounds appealing then it might be for you!