18 February 2011

fit train friday

let's talk a little nom-noms today, shall we?  i think everyone knows that the basic equation to lose weight is eat less + exercise more.  i have no troubel with the exercise more part, in fact, i enjoy that quite a bit.  but the eat less part? not so much.  the good news is that you don't necessarily have to eat less in quantity {in fact, in some cases, you can eat MORE}, just less in calories. 

i am pretty much hungry all of the time, and i love anything cheesey, salty, and/or crunchy.  i don't really have trouble coming up with healthy meals, but snacktime can be my downfall.  so i'm always on the lookout for some yummy, non-flabby snacks.  i was flipping through the january issue of shape last week and bingo!  check on this amazing list of snacks! i am already completely obsessed with the sonoma snack and the peppery pear crunch is next on my must-try list.

what about y'all?  any yummy, healthy snacks you depend on that i should know about?


Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing that list!! The snacks look great! I don't really have any good healthy snacks. String cheese, peanut butter and celery, yogurt, and granola bars...pretty boring! :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

do pretzel m&m's count?? no. well, that might be my problem ;)

Telia said...

Totally with you on the exercise more- easy, eating less- not so much! In fact I'll eat something and say... Well I just run an extra mile! Hahahaha

Telia, NewlyWedWifeLife

The Zhush said...

Great post...need to check out these snacks, I need all the help I can get in this department!

kitten roar said...

i do not have any snacks on hand at the moment, but i found this list a while back which is interesting:

it helps to tell you of the things that you should eat to battle some of your cravings.

Telia said...

Hey girl! Happy Monday! I left you a blog award!!

Telia, NewlyWedWifeLife

Amber said...

Great post! I couldn't agree more with the "don't mind working out - but don't like eating less part" - as you can tell from my blog!

I'm going to have to try some of the recipes you have listed here. Thanks for sharing!

One of my favorite afternoon snacks is Greek yogurt with an organic granola. If you find the right granola it's a low sugar, low fat snack full of protein and healthy carbs. I usually eat about half a cup an hour before my workout. Gives me enough energy to push through the evening workout and get home for dinner without starving! :)