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10 Best Healthy Snacks That Even Gym People Eat When They’re Hungry!

10 Best Healthy Snacks That Even Gym People Eat When They’re Hungry!

It all starts out when you finally set out a workout plan. Your instinct tells you some protein would help, but you are clueless what to eat before the workout and there is uncertainty about what should be eaten.

Sounds familiar?

When the snack attack arrives , it is crucial to choose the sustenance wisely.

A bag of chips will quash salt hankerings, but it will not actually keep you satisfied for long. You need a more substantial snack to knock out hunger pangs and keep you going through the day. The calling is for a high protein bite.

Unlike carbs that are found in the chips, protein takes longer to digest. Amino acids that proteins are made of break down gradually . Amino acids are needed by the body to develop and repair muscles, so it is so important to stock up on the nutrient ,especially after a gym session.

Protein, the power house that is hunger-busting with slows digestion keeps blood sugar steady keep cravings aside. Protein helps with weight loss and a satisfying eating plan. You stay nutritious and workout ambitiously.

Nutrition experts and all that regularly gym will all agree that the gym session not really the most difficult part. It is controlling diet that is really mind boggling.

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So you get all pumped up for an exciting workout session or just exit a strenuous routine and think all is in order? Not yet!

To get fit and tone up, the diet plan need to tune in at a health frequency. Now diet is not just breakfast, lunch and supper. You need to monitor the in-between snacking habits as well.

Experts take snacking seriously and advice against neglecting snacking both pre-workout and post workout. Before heading off for the gym routine, fuel up with energy to activate the body. Even just toast or a banana will improve efficiency and mobilize fat.

To workout on an empty stomach is risky as it lowers blood sugar and can cause dizziness. No one wants to pass out halfway through a work out session. A work out on an empty stomach may cause protein loss.

You need energy for the workout, and risk injury working below peak abilities if there is insufficient energy .

1. Paleo Protein Brookies

    A chocolate chip cookie and brownie fusion. Packed with protein and grain-free. Munch away!

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    2. Blueberry Muffins

      Low in carbs and high in protein these make a great start up snack!

      3. Buffalo Quinoa Bites

        An alternative for vegetarians to get the spicy buffalo wings taste!

        4. Roasted Chickpeas

          These light snacks are easy to prepare and your favorite spices added will make a tasty snack!

          5. Low Fat Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt

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            Like the tangy yogurt taste? Then you will love this low-fat frozen treat made from a blend of plain and Greek yogurt with a vanilla bean.

            6. Green Sunshine Dip

              Green Sunshine Dip with fresh asparagus, lemon juice and creamy avocado topped with nutty chickpeas makes a punchy addition to any snack platter.

              7. Homemade Almond Crunch Protein Bar

                Delicious and moist these are crunchy protein bars are topped with toasted almonds and tasty chocolate.

                8. Oatmeal Snack

                  No fuss and easy. An oatmeal snack needs some warm water and there you have it! A protein punch in a flash.

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                  9. Protein Bars

                    Ready to eat protein bars are great to keep on hand for a quick nibble.

                    10. Almonds

                      Great as an addition to any savory or sweet recipe but perfect on their own as well for a quick and easy crunch away.

                      Featured photo credit: https://www.pinterest.com/jensplaice/high-protein-snacks/ via s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com

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                      5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                      5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                      Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                      Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                      Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                      1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                      Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                      This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                      In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                      The result: no more mental stress.

                      2. Unplug

                      Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                      How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                      It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                      Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                      3. Easy on the Caffeine

                      Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                      Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                      4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                      That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                      How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                      • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                      • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                      • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                      While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                      5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                      This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                      The result: mental stress will be gone!

                      So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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