Happy Monday! I did an easy 2 miler ‘shake out’ run after boot camp to see how my legs were feeling. My legs feel fine, but my motivation needs a little push
Some business: I changed how RER looks on phones thinking it would be better, but I kinda don’t like it and have had a few people comment on it as well. If you read RER on your mobile, do you prefer it this way or the old way?
Then, I headed to work to train a client. I was hoping to get in a strength session, but the gym was oddly crowded plus co-workers kept chatting with me. After getting nothing done in 20 minutes I gave up and went home. Bah. I need to hit up our other location to get a workout.
The article said Americans eat up to 600 calories a day in snacks. a few of my favorite points…
“Think back to when you were a child and asked your mother for a snack before dinner. She didn’t treat it as if it were some kind of crisis. She simply said no and wanted you against spoiling your appetite.”
The article went on to point out that foods are now manufactured to be “’hyper palatable’ and hijack our brains the same way nicotine and alcohol do.” (Prevention 1/12 Karen Ansel RD)
Even though I’m doing my Smart Snacking Challenge and trying to limit my snacks to 2 –
200 250 calorie snacks a day it’s really hard when I choose snacks that trigger me to keep wanting to eat (like cereal!).
I’m going to refocus on snacks higher in protein and foods in their natural state.
When I came home from the gym I was tempted to grab a granola bar, but knew I needed something a little higher in protein. So, I dug into the massive stash of soufflés Garden Lites sent me!
The Garden Lites team is giving away a stash of frozen meals to one RER reader!
To Enter: Leave a comment with your favorite HEALTHY snack.
*Open to residents of the US only. Contest closes 1/31/12 at 12pm PST