People who go on a diet are convinced that the solution to all their problems is to eat little and only in the main meals. Nothing more wrong. This type of attitude causes frustration, irritability and chronic weakness, and often the balance needle moves little or nothing. To break your appetite and not arrive at lunch and dinner with excessive hunger, two small snacks are needed, one in the middle of the morning and one in the middle of the afternoon. We need a continuous energy exchange, for every activity we carry out (even during sleep), and when the body realizes it has no more fuel to draw from, it goes into a sort of stand-by, slowing down all the processes essential metabolics. This is detrimental to the physical state, and also to weight loss. The body won't burn sugar or fat and we'll feel tired, powerless and perpetually struggling with the scale and with jeans that just don't want to close!
How important snacks are to break hunger
Many people think that eating more often means eating more; it is not entirely true and, with a few small precautions, the calories established for the day in a low-calorie diet will not be exceeded. A light snack helps us keep the metabolism active, disposing of excess fat faster. A healthy and nutritious snack should contain about 10% of the total calories allowed, and be without added sugar or preservatives and colourings. A simple fruit may not be enough to appease the sense of hunger or stomach cramps.
Some mistakes to avoid
Here are some tips for those on a diet:
- Those who skip breakfast or snacks will not have the energy they need for work or school activities
- Exceeding the calories allowed for snacks is not good for the diet and is completely useless even on a metabolic level
- Drinking sodas rich in sugar hurts the stomach and makes us feel hungry all the time
- Consuming too many carbohydrates increases hunger and cravings for sweets
For a nutritious, healthy and low-calorie hunger break, Herbalife offers the Protein bars
, which provide only 140 calories and contain 10 grams of protein derived from milk and soy, useful for strengthening muscles at the expense of fat. They are definitely a delicious snack suitable for those who like to munch on something tasty rich in nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. The product is available in three different flavours: Cocoa & Peanut, Almond & Vanilla, Citrus and you can take it with you to school or the office, to have your energy bars always available.
Notes on proteins
Proteins are molecules formed by chains of amino acids (20 types in all) that the body obtains from the food introduced. They are useful and indispensable to life, as they form tissues, hormones, enzymes and are also transformed into pure energy. Proteins are present not only in muscles, as perhaps everyone knows, but also in nails, hair, skin, blood and vital organs.