HEALTHY SNACK RECIPES

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HEALTHY SNACK RECIPES

It happens to all of us. You’re going through your day and then you feel tired and spent. Of course the clock says 3 o’clock. This low of the day is usually caused by low blood sugar and/or low caffeine levels. A great technique for managing your blood sugar levels is by eating about every four hours. Healthy snack recipes are key to maintaining a balanced whole food diet. Timing your food intake will better allow you to time your insulin intake. Random intermittent eating throughout the day, however, will make it harder to manage your insulin. Since most people go about six to seven hours in between lunch and dinner, an afternoon snack is an important habit to form. Listen to your body and nosh on a snack when you feel sluggish.

When you make a snack to bring to work or school (or wherever your afternoon may take you), it frees you from the clutches of the vending machines or convenient store aisles. Truly healthy foods cannot have a shelf-life needed for a vending machine. Plan ahead and pack a weeks worth of healing snacks on Sunday. Measure your snacks out ahead of time to get the correct amount of calories and carbs. Package your snacks, by the day, in separate containers or baggies, to take the guesswork out of portioning out a snack. Avoid free-feeding from one large container – it is too easy to over consume before you realize it. Eating the correct serving size with healing snack recipes is a sure-fire way to weight loss and potentially reversing your diabetes.