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A Nutritionist Helps Us Make Over Our Snacking Habits for the Holidays
Nutritionist Kate Geagan helped us makeover our snacking habits—and told us why soy is an ingredient to love. (Photo: fitnessmagazine.com)
Much though we love our sweet treats, we know that too much chocolate truffle and pecan pie love can negatively affect your health. Since we’re headed into the holiday season (a.k.a. cookie, candy and cake overload) we decided to ask nutritionist Kate Geagan for her best tips on healthy snacking. She not only helped point out ingredients to avoid, like high fructose corn syrup, but also gave us the lowdown on why we should be reaching for soy-based snacks. (Did you know it’s been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease?) We’ll be using her tips to make good choices all winter long.
1. What are the nutritional components of a great snack? Should you have different types of snacks at different points of the day?
A great snack includes what I call the “trifecta for fullness”: fat, protein and fiber. These nutrients help give your snack staying power, and because they take longer to digest they also help your blood sugar stay stable longer. Also, snacks should be between 100-200 calories—if the calorie intake is too little you’ll be hungry again, too much and it can lead to changes in body weight.
2. I eat a lot of snack bars because they’re great on the go and when I’m at work. What ingredients should I look out for?
LOL, I just went on the FB event page for the MSM Philharmonic Concert this Saturday.
The first eight people that show on the side for “Attending” are people who are in the orchestra.
Well, we better be in attendance otherwise “we better run like we’ve never run before.” - Strasser
Soy, can’t believe it’s already been a year since your last Philharmonic concert and now it’s mine. Who is going to make me stop while I’m trying to tie my hair backstage to take a picture?!
I want to go buy new concert clothes. LOL, probably should’ve done that a long time ago and not before my last MSM concert. Literally, haven’t gone concert clothes shopping in years.