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A good piece of advice

You know how they always say not to go to the grocery store hungry? Well, that’s still true, but I’d like to put it out there that it’s also not wise to leave home at ALL when you’re hungry. You’re a lot more likely to eat something away from your house that you wouldn’t normally choose. When you’re trying to make healthier diet choices, eating out increases your chances of making poor choices. Have a snack before you leave the house to run errands or even before you go to work. Just make it a healthy snack. It’ll help you eat less calories in the long run and also help prevent making poor quality choices as well. And hey, you’ll probably save some money this way too. Grabbing an apple on the way out the door is a heck of a lot cheaper than a value meal at your nearest fast food restaurant.

Some good options to keep in your kitchen for these last minute snacks are fruit, single serve chocolate milks, greek yogurts, kashi cereal bars, string cheese, shakeology, or small baggies full of raw veggies.  Even if you’re not hungry before you head out, it may be a good idea to grab a piece of fruit on the way out the door anyway. If you’re like me, you’ll be hungry in an hour or two, and if you’re still out and about away from the house then, you’ll have that fruit ready.

I’m sure there’s other great options for snacks on the go…what are your favorites?

~To Your Health~

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