I've been told by my friends, family and colleagues that I am the "go-to girl" when it comes to sound nutrition and exercise advice. I have gone from a girl who struggled with her weight to a very fit young adult. I attribute this to following sound nutrition/exercise principles. While I don’t have a formal education in nutrition/exercise, I CAN offer practical advice for how to lose/maintain a healthy weight and ultimately live a healthy lifestyle. I want to offer advice that has worked for me.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
My Great New Snack Find!
The next time you go grocery shopping, instead of picking up a 100-calorie snack pack of chips or cookies, which are processed and have no nutritional value pick up a 100-calorie snack pack of natural almonds! I used to shy away from eating too many nuts because, although they are loaded with protein and vitamin E, they are high in calories and fat. But, now that I've discovered these 100-calorie almond packs from Emerald, I eat almonds every day. Even though nuts have a lot of fat, remember that is the good kind of fat (monounsaturated fat) that will lower your cholesterol and help combat heart disease. Plus, protein is a great secret weapon because it keeps you feeling full, so eat up! Each pack has 100 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 4 grams of protein. This is a great mid-day snack! For more great information on why almonds rock, click here: http://www.realage.com/tips/almonds-give-me-some-skin