Thursday, May 6, 2010

To Snack Or Not To Snack

How is everyone doing on their fitness goals they made for the year? Many that I know have completely abandoned those ambitious goals they made at the beginning of the year and now are "too busy" to eat right.

I've completely stuck by my TTUC eating plan and it's working very well for me. I'm a bit OCD so it's easy for me to stick to a regimented plan. However, I understand that others can have much more difficulty with sticking to things like this.

For example, I don't snack. I have my 3 meals and move on. I have a beer every so often at night so you could call that "snacking" because it is outside of meals. My workout and overall fitness plan accounts for this indulgence.

Many of us do need an indulgence here and there. If you must snack, my Fitness Magazine friends sent me some links to pieces they have published on snacking. Take a look:

Vending Machine Snacks

Grocery Store Snack Foods

Essentials For Healthy Snacking

How are your fitness goals coming along for the year?


Lindsay said...

I can get a bit OCD when it comes to sticking to a plan as well. As for snacking, I really do need to snack or I get too tired, hungry and start feeling sick. My problem though is not always having healthy food on hand to snack on so I start eating leftover meals and end up eating a lot of extra calories. I checked out those links and they were a good reminder for things to buy next time I'm shopping - those pita chips look really good.

I also like to "snack" on beer.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yeah, I had a "snack" of a beer last night. I laugh at calling them snacks but the calories, etc. really do exist!