Bars and shakes can be a staple if they are all-natural and contain less than 5 grams of sugar, which is low enough to not spike insulin. It’s nearly impossible to find a bar that isn’t filled with chemicals and sugar, so I’ve done the work for you! Check out my e store for my favorite healthy bars and shakes. They are all natural, gluten free, taste good, are non-gmo and are always low in sugar.
On the other hand, processed food is not good for you and can actually cause your body to hold onto fat more effectively. Snack on an apple and almonds, or eat cottage cheese with fresh pineapple. You also want to eat a salad with lots of veggies and lean meat once a day.
If snacking is an issue at the office, there are some easy and healthy snack foods you can bring with you. On the weekend, boil a whole carton of eggs, peel them, and place two each in Ziploc bags. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on them and you’ll have a delicious portable snack each day.
I also bring packets of instant oatmeal with me wherever I go. When I go out to get coffee, I ask for a cup of hot water, and I’ve got an easy snack. Stash healthy foods at the office like carrots, nuts, celery with peanut butter or pre-packaged foods that contain less than 150 calories and under 5 grams of sugar.
I’m not a fan of sweeteners. They increase insulin levels, which produce carb cravings. Although honey is natural, the body still treats it as sugar. I recommend using Stevia, which is an herb that has been commercialized as a natural sweetener. It’s approximately 300 times sweeter than sugar and has a negligible affect on blood sugar levels. Limit to two packets a day.