Most people think that weekends are when sticking to weight-loss goals are tough, but the truth is that walking the healthy line is just as challenging during the week. Weekdays present their own set of obstacles: work, family and an over-packed schedule of personal commitments and, of course, time to get to the gym.
Strategizing weekday meal plans helps, but proper snacking is the way to bridge the hunger gap, nutrition experts insist, so impulse eating and poor choices don’t sabotage the good work you’re doing. “Whether it’s the first thing in the morning or midafternoon, we all need an energy boost at some point during the day. The key to snacking is finding a combination with a balance of carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats and fiber,” says New Jersey-based registered dietitian, blogger and culinary nutrition consultant Julie Harrington, RD.
Excerpted from NBC News