Snacking the Smart Way


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Summed Up

Here to provide you a sweet escape the next time you have a sugar craving! Instead, you can eat some healthy fruits and snacks that will help kick that sweet tooth. This quick guide to snacking will have you feeling full and satisfied!

What to Know

Fruits are jam-packed with natural sugars that help replenish your body after exerting energy. After a hard workout, indulging in some dark chocolate (or even just some chocolate milk) can aid recovery. However, binging on dried fruits can provide you with just as much sugar without the harmful toxins!

About 3 hours after breakfast, but before lunch, you should consume an apple or a grapefruit to keep your sugar levels and your metabolism up. This will keep you full and energized to fight that afternoon lull. Too much sugar late in the day should be avoided, even if it’s coming from fruit. After dinner, for example, eating an apple or any other sugary fruit is not ideal and can actually lead to belly fat. Artificial sugars will do this as well.

Carbohydrates are often the scapegoat for holiday bulging and tight pants. However, sugars are actually to blame for any unwanted belly fat. Abs are made in the kitchen, so in order to reveal those abs, you need to eat green and leafy! Lean proteins and vegetables should make up the majority of your diet. They provide you with vitamins and nutrients necessary to complete a workout, daily tasks, and everything else in between. Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in some sweets here and there. Just remember that moderation is key.

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Bridget Hennicke

Fordham University junior studying premed and psychology. Fordham cheerleader.