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If You Think Healthy Snacking Means Sticking to Carrot Sticks, Let These Prove You Wrong

If You Think Healthy Snacking Means Sticking to Carrot Sticks, Let These Prove You Wrong

As the world experiences a paradigm shift, more and more people are becoming more health conscious. However, certain aspects such as work can hamper our desire to eat healthily. For a quick pick me up, we tend to dash to the pantry or nearest pastry shop at midday.

Admittedly, at such a time we often reach for options such as Chips or anything with chocolate. Studies have shown that our bodies tend to crave for sugar when our energy is low. This will slow down your weight loss goals, as well as impact your overall well-being.

There are lots of healthy choices other than the boring carrot sticks available in the market. They taste just as the same as regular snacks, offer you the same level of satisfaction but take care of your health at the same time. Here at Lifehack, we have prepared a comprehensive list of healthy snacks. You can keep the below-mentioned snacks in your drawer at work, for availability and convenience.

1.Sahale Snacks All Natural Nut Blends

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    A healthy option full of variety in terms of flavors and fruit: Almonds with Cranberries, Honey and Sea Salt, Mango Tango Almond Mix, Cashews with Pomegranate and Vanilla and Classic Fruit and Nut Blend just to name a few.The variety in flavor and recipes cater for every single individual and is versatile in terms of usage. These low fat, Gluten- Free snacks can be added to a few other recipes to spice them up.Sahale Snacks are very affordable, considering what you get for what you pay. They come in 2 packs of each flavor.

    2.RXBAR Whole Food Protein Bar


      This is an absolute favorite among health enthusiasts. It is made of healthy and organic ingredients such as egg whites and cashews, to make the perfect pick me up.The ingredients contained in the product, have a direct influence on energy and mood. Hence, can be eaten before or after exercising. Or even at work when you need an energy boost to increase your productivity.
      Completely sugar-free, soy and dairy free, gluten free, this whole food protein bar have often been referred as a powerhouse of nutrition and health.

      3.Navitas Organics Cacao Goji Superfood Power Snack

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        Superfoods have been known to have numerous and major benefits health wise. However, never have we been able to get our hands on most of the superfoods at once. But with Navitas Organics, it is now possible.Navitas Organics have the ability to instantly increase levels of energy and leave you fully satiated as well.If you are a workout junkie or health enthusiast, this is your go-to snack. Get creative and use it in a number of recipes.

        4. Hippies Organic Chickpea Puffs

          Hippies Organic Chickpea puffs come in five different flavors, to cater for a variety of needs and taste.
          This affordable snack is very high in nutritional value, exhibiting a high level of protein necessary for energy production.

          5. Bare Natural Coconut Chips

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            The product contains real coconuts, baked to perfection to create an authentic and great tasting treat.
            Simple, yet packed with high nutritional value. You can store it in your drawer at work, or carry it for a pre- or pro workout routine.

            6. PopCorners 6 Flavor Variety Pack

              The natural ingredients, add a spicy flavor to the corn. Completely free of cholesterol and gluten, the product is a bag full of health.PopCorners are great even at home when you get those unexpected hunger pangs or cravings.

              7. Food Should Taste Good, Tortilla Chips, Guacamole

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                It taste just as how it’s named. SO GOOD. Who doesn’t love guacamole and want to eat as much without feeling guilty. This is the choice for you. It is baked with real ingredients and only touched up with pinches of salt. It’s is completely cholesterol free and not fried, so you can count on them when you crave for the devil-like guacamole!

                Ditch the chips in your hand and start snacking healthy today!

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                Last Updated on November 19, 2019

                20 Time Management Tips to Super Boost Your Productivity

                20 Time Management Tips to Super Boost Your Productivity

                Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to accomplish what you want to do before deadlines? Are you a good time manager?

                If your answer is “no” to any of the questions above, that means you’re not managing your time as well as you want. Here are 20 time management tips to help you manage time better:

                1. Create a Daily Plan

                Plan your day before it unfolds. Do it in the morning or even better, the night before you sleep. The plan gives you a good overview of how the day will pan out. That way, you don’t get caught off guard. Your job for the day is to stick to the plan as best as possible.

                2. Peg a Time Limit to Each Task

                Be clear that you need to finish X task by 10am, Y task by 3pm, and Z item by 5:30pm. This prevents your work from dragging on and eating into time reserved for other activities.

                3. Use a Calendar

                Having a calendar is the most fundamental step to managing your daily activities. If you use outlook or lotus notes, calendar come as part of your mailing software.

                I use it. It’s even better if you can sync your calendar to your mobile phone and other hardwares you use – that way, you can access your schedule no matter where you are. Here’re the 10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track .

                Find out more tips about how to use calendar for better time management here: How to Use a Calendar to Create Time and Space

                4. Use an Organizer

                An organizer helps you to be on top of everything in your life. It’s your central tool to organize information, to-do lists, projects, and other miscellaneous items.

                These Top 15 Time Management Apps and Tools can help you organize better, pick one that fits your needs.

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                5. Know Your Deadlines

                When do you need to finish your tasks? Mark the deadlines out clearly in your calendar and organizer so you know when you need to finish them.

                But make sure you don’t make these 10 Common Mistakes When Setting Deadlines.

                6. Learn to Say “No”

                Don’t take on more than you can handle. For the distractions that come in when you’re doing other things, give a firm no. Or defer it to a later period.

                Leo Babauta, the founder of Zen Habits has some great insights on how to say no: The Gentle Art of Saying No

                7. Target to Be Early

                When you target to be on time, you’ll either be on time or late. Most of the times you’ll be late. However, if you target to be early, you’ll most likely be on time.

                For appointments, strive to be early. For your deadlines, submit them earlier than required.

                Learn from these tips about how to prepare yourself to be early, instead of just in time.

                8. Time Box Your Activities

                This means restricting your work to X amount of time. Why time boxing is good for you? Here’re 10 reasons why you should start time-boxing.

                You can also read more about how to do time boxing here: #5 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity.

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                9. Have a Clock Visibly Placed Before You

                Sometimes we are so engrossed in our work that we lose track of time. Having a huge clock in front of you will keep you aware of the time at the moment.

                10. Set Reminders 15 Minutes Before

                Most calendars have a reminder function. If you have an important meeting to attend, set that alarm 15 minutes before.

                You can learn more about how reminders help you remember everything in this article: The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder That Works)

                11. Focus

                Are you multi-tasking so much that you’re just not getting anything done? If so, focus on just one key task at one time. Multitasking is bad for you.

                Close off all the applications you aren’t using. Close off the tabs in your browser that are taking away your attention. Focus solely on what you’re doing. You’ll be more efficient that way.

                Lifehack’s CEO has written a definitive guide on how to focus, learn the tips: How to Focus and Maximize Your Productivity (the Definitive Guide)

                12. Block out Distractions

                What’s distracting you in your work? Instant messages? Phone ringing? Text messages popping in?

                I hardly ever use chat nowadays. The only times when I log on is when I’m not intending to do any work. Otherwise it gets very distracting.

                When I’m doing important work, I also switch off my phone. Calls during this time are recorded and I contact them afterward if it’s something important. This helps me concentrate better.

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                Find more tips on how to minimize distractions to achieve more in How to Minimize Distraction to Get Things Done

                13. Track Your Time Spent

                When you start to track your time, you’re more aware of how you spend your time. For example, you can set a simple countdown timer to make sure that you finish a task within a period of time, say 30 minutes or 1 hour. The time pressure can push you to stay focused and work more efficiently.

                You can find more time tracking apps here and pick one that works for you.

                14. Don’t Fuss About Unimportant Details

                You’re never get everything done in exactly the way you want. Trying to do so is being ineffective.

                Trying to be perfect does you more harm than good, learn here about how perfectionism kills your productivity and how to ditch the perfectionism mindset.

                15. Prioritize

                Since you can’t do everything, learn to prioritize the important and let go of the rest.

                Apply the 80/20 principle which is a key principle in prioritization. You can also take up this technique to prioritize everything on your plate: How to Prioritize Right in 10 Minutes and Work 10X Faster

                16. Delegate

                If there are things that can be better done by others or things that are not so important, consider delegating. This takes a load off and you can focus on the important tasks.

                When you delegate some of your work, you free up your time and achieve more. Learn about how to effectively delegate works in this guide: How to Delegate Work (the Definitive Guide for Successful Leaders)

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                17. Batch Similar Tasks Together

                For related work, batch them together.

                For example, my work can be categorized into these core groups:

                1. writing (articles, my upcoming book)
                2. coaching
                3. workshop development
                4. business development
                5. administrative

                I batch all the related tasks together so there’s synergy. If I need to make calls, I allocate a time slot to make all my calls. It really streamlines the process.

                18. Eliminate Your Time Wasters

                What takes your time away your work? Facebook? Twitter? Email checking? Stop checking them so often.

                One thing you can do is make it hard to check them – remove them from your browser quick links / bookmarks and stuff them in a hard to access bookmarks folder. Replace your browser bookmarks with important work-related sites.

                While you’ll still checking FB/Twitter no doubt, you’ll find it’s a lower frequency than before.

                19. Cut off When You Need To

                The number one reason why things overrun is because you don’t cut off when you have to.

                Don’t be afraid to intercept in meetings or draw a line to cut-off. Otherwise, there’s never going to be an end and you’ll just eat into the time for later.

                20. Leave Buffer Time In-Between

                Don’t pack everything closely together. Leave a 5-10 minute buffer time in between each tasks. This helps you wrap up the previous task and start off on the next one.

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