I was recently reminded of this article about the Seven Habits of Highly Successful Snackers when I was asked what food to pack for a day of walking around in the city. As usual, my clean eating criteria was put into effect:
1. It must be clean and natural.
2. It must be portable.
3. It must be functional.
I'll be honest: I like to chew. I'm like a cow. I've talked about the CHEW FACTOR before - my theory that any "diet" that doesn't allow you to chew frequently is destined for failure, based solely on my own personal experiences of being very close to commiting a violent crime because it had been four hours since my last meal and I was getting ornery. Don't stand between me and my snacks. I will cut you.
|My own lunchbag this morning, complete with all |
of my fuel for the day. Well, until 5:00 anyway. :)
Anyway, it just so happens that my penchant for chewing is just fine because frequent fueling is important for metabolic processes, blood sugar regulation, and just general well-being. But it's easy for me to pack on the pounds if I am not smart about what I am munching on. Luckily by following some common-sense rules of science, I can easily chew my way through the day without needing to wear stretchy pants at the end of it.
Check out these simple tips and remember to apply my rules to them when you pack your bag: Is it natural? Is it portable? Is it functional?