I say “nutritionists” but
I mean me
A Registered Nutritionist with the Association For Nutrition
And NOT one of those self proclaimed ones…
Telling you that you have to ditch your carbs
Give up your afternoon cream tea (or Gelato in my case…)
And cook every, single meal from scratch
^^^ so you feel like you’ve “cheated” on your diet when eating out with friends and family
Even after picking up after the kids…
Tidying up after hubby
^^^ and even packing his clothes for a wedding (guilty as charged…..)
And trying to scrape together a few minutes just to catch up with your emails
Let alone have a bit of “me” time
Because I get that you’re busy
I get that you’re bored of being told that
A healthy snack is “nuts or fruit”
^^ that was literally the only snack one member on my body transformation programme was told she was ‘allowed’ to eat on a “diet” she was on.
Now, I’ve got nothing against “nuts”
I eat them all of the time
But they’re just so easy to overeat
So, here’s 5 snacks I picked up last week when “On the go”
To keep me full up and energised so I don’t have to think about food all day just to tone up (or waste £8 on a toastie…)
1* Popcorn (my beloved) –
I went for the ProperCorn brand
1 Smooth Peanut and almond flavour
And 2 sweet coconut and vanilla
Did you know I could have 5 of these bags for one 100g bag of “healthy” almonds?
And the truth is
You eat with your eyes (not your stomach)
And if you’re anything like me
Once you open a pack
You finish it!
So these packs of popcorn are pretty handy
To keep you going and stay on track!
Not my favourite cheese, of course
But that’s all they had
And as for a slow digesting protein to keep me full…
Dairy – in the name of cheesestrings –
gives you this!
3* Peperami / chorizo / beef jerky
High in protein, so will keep you full up
You could have about 6 of these
For a 100g bag of almonds..
Keeping hydrated can help keep you full up
And stop you thinking that you’re “hungry”.
Now, I don’t really like the taste of water (not often you hear a nutritionist say that, right?)
Which is why I went for San Pellegrino (fizzy water)
But if you don’t like fizzy water either
Why not try some sugar free squash?
I’ve got some good news for you …
Coffee has been shown to help curb your hunger (decaf or your regular brew!)
As has tonic water (without the gin, I’m afraid…on this occasion)
5* Chewing gum
Not only does this allow me to cover my peperami breath
^^^ brownie points with Mrs Fruci
Chewing gum can help you beat your hunger pangs
^^^ as can brushing your teeth
Probably due to the minty taste tryings it’s very best to put you off that rich and creamy chocolate volcano brownie
^^^ I’ll never forget brushing my teeth and then sipping an orange juice as a kid at breakfast time…mint and orange just don’t go!
And that’s it
No SUPERDUPER special “diet” foods
Because they don’t exist
You can literally eat what you want and still tone up and fit back into your favourite clothes
And I’m sorry if I disappointed you
Didn’t give you the “secret” you’ve been looking for
But it’s only because I like to make things simple for you in my 90-Day Body Transformation Programmes
So you don’t have deprive yourself of your favourite foods
Or eat separately from your friends and family
Just because you’re trying to tone up and lose weight
That’s it for today