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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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                      Last Updated on July 10, 2020

                      How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                      How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                      We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                      We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                      So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                      Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                      What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                      Boundaries are limits

                      —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                      Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                      Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                      Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                      Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                      How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                      Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                      1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                      Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                      You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                      To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                      You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                      • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                      • When do you feel disrespected?
                      • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                      • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                      • When do you want to be alone?
                      • How much space do you need?

                      You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                      2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                      Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                      Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                      3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                      Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                      That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                      Sample language:

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                      • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                      • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                      • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                      • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                      • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                      • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                      • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                      Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                      4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                      Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                      Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                      Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                      We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                      It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                      It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                      Final Thoughts

                      Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                      Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                      Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                      The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                      Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                      Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                      They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

                      Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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