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10 Awesome, Filling, and Quick Low Carb Snacks

10 Awesome, Filling, and Quick Low Carb Snacks

Many health conscious people are currently turning to a low carb diet. It is easier to feel satiated when you eat protein and healthy fats, rather than carb that metabolize into sugar in the body. Carbs can lead to sugar crashes and the desire to eat again soon after your meal, whereas protein and fats allow you to feel full for longer, thus eating less overall. Here are some excellent and novel low carb snacks to consider when your 3pm food cravings strike.

1. Avocado and egg

Crack an egg into the hole left by removing the pit from the avocado. Bake it at 425 in your oven till the egg has the desired consistency.

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    2. Almond butter and Magic Pop sandwich

    Magic Pops are like rice cakes with even fewer carbs and calories. Try one with almond butter on top.

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      3. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

      Wrap asparagus in prosciutto.  Toss on grill for 5-10 minutes

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        4. Turkey and cheese rollups

        Use whatever type of cheese you like.

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          5. Greek yogurt and sliced almonds

          It’s as easy as it sounds. Fage full fat Greek yogurt is the best.

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            6. Prosciutto and Mozzarella roll

            .You can buy these at your grocery store, or make your own with prosciutto wrapped around high quality mozzarella.

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              7. Kale chips

              Tear kale into bite sized pieces,drizzle it with olive oil and salt, bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 or unless the edges turn brown.

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                8. Almond milk smoothie

                Blend almond milk with blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries and crushed ice. Delicious!

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                  9. Turkey Jerky

                  This is the best and healthiest that I’ve found! It has the least sodium and is from HealthyJerky.com. This is a quick and easy protein snack.

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                    10. Crustless Quiche

                    Spray a round pan with Pam or coconut oil spray. In a bowl, beat 12-15 eggs and any other ingredients you like, such as scallions, shredded cheese, bacon bits, sauteed onions, mushrooms, or other vegetables, and spices such as salt, pepper, paprika, and oregano. Bake till a toothpick inserted comes out clean, around 50 minutes. This takes longer to make than the others but you can eat it all week long.

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                      Last Updated on December 2, 2018

                      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                      Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

                      The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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                      The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

                      Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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                      Review Your Past Flow

                      Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

                      Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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                      Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

                      Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

                      Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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                      Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

                      Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

                      We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

                      Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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