Can Eating Snacks Help You Lose Fat?

Megan, 34, submitted her eating routine to Insider’s Nutrition Clinic, where qualified dietitians and registered nutritionists offer advice on readers’ eating habits. She told Business Insider her goals were to build muscle and lose fat. Megan said she’s in “a slump” exercise-wise and hasn’t worked out properly for over year.  “I get minimal exercise daily,” Megan said. “But I am trying to go for a 20-minute walk every morning and night.”

Dietitian Alix Turoff told BI that 40 minutes of walking every day is a great start. “Once Megan gets into a consistent routine with walking, I would encourage her to start incorporating strength training exercises into her routine to help her build muscle,” she said. “Since she is not currently following a regular strength training routine, she could start with bodyweight exercises or light weights.”

Eat fruit and vegetables at breakfast to get more fiber: On a typical day, Megan has an egg and goats cheese omelet for breakfast, she said.

Excerpted from Business Insider

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