One of the most common questions that I am asked is,
“Danyelle, what are some healthy snacks? I am a busy mom desperately trying to lose weight”.
Here are other very common concerns that I have too…
*I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen preparing gourmet meals for the family.
*I work a full-time job and want to spend as much time with the kids when I am home.
*I also want to have the children eating healthy meals that I feel good about and are making my children healthy.
*Do you have any quick snacks that are yummy and healthy that my children and I will both love?
Can you relate?
…The answer to that very important question is “Yes.”
You will want to find a snack that has a protein, carb, and fat, that way you and your children’s blood sugar levels stay balanced. One of my favorite snacks, that is very nutrient dense and will help stabilize your blood sugar levels (hint: when your blood sugar levels are balanced you will lose weight!) is hard boiled eggs.
Hard boiled eggs are easy to carry around as snacks and very easy to prepare.
Here’s what I do…
I drop my 12 pasture-raised, free-range eggs in cold water in my cast iron sauce pan. I wait until the water starts to boil, then I turn off the stove top and put the cover on. I let the eggs sit in the water for 10 mins…then you’re done. Then, I dump out the hot water, run the eggs under cold water so I don’t burn myself. I grab my Celtic Sea Salt (the brand that I love!), and I am out the door.
Unless you are allergic or have a sensitivity to eggs, eggs will help you lose weight.
…Here’s why: eggs are nutrient dense!
When you eat nutrient dense foods you won’t overeat and you won’t crave sugar! Overeating is because you are not receiving the nutrients and vitamins your body needs to carry out its daily functions…which leads to more eating, especially refined carbs that contain sugar (breads, pastas, cookies, pastries, etc.).
As an FYI, “In 1821, the average sugar intake in America was 10lbs per person per year, today it is 170lbs per person!!!”
…If 1/2 your diet must provide all the nutrients to your body, and 1/2 your diet consists of sugar, white flour, rancid and hydrogenated vegetable oils, it will be very difficult for you to lose weight because your body is not receiving the vital nutrients you need to function and shed fat …one of the huge reasons we gain weight…we are malnourished!
Why eggs are great snacks for weight loss:
1. Provide High-Vitamin A and D (only when you eat the yolk with the white)
2. You will feel fuller longer because it is a nutrient dense food
3. Helps with controlling hunger and food cravings because eggs contain leucine, which is an essential amino acid that is found in eggs which helps you keep lean muscle tissue, helps in the promotion of body fat, and is good at stabilizing blood sugar levels.
With Love and In Service,
Danyelle Demchock, CMTA, FDN, HLC 2
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Danyelle Demchock is a Certiﬁed Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach, and Founder of Inner Clarity Wellness Inc., who creates tailor-made nutritional and exercise programs that help women with digestive issue, gluten intolerance, chronic fatigue, and weight loss. She has helped women successfully lose inches, eliminate digestive issues, and increase boost their energy. Her website is http://www.DanyelleD.com.