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 here 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,
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 loose weight!).
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 stove top and put the cover on. I let the eggs
sit in the water for 10 mins…then your done. Then, I dump out the
hot water, run the eggs under cold water so I don’t burn yourself.
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 loose 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 it’s 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 sugar, white flour, rancid and hydrogenated vegetable oils, it will be very difficult for you to loose 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., tailor-made nutritional and exercise programs that help women with digestive issue, gluten intolerance, chronic fatigue, and weight loss. She has help women successful loss inches, eliminate digestive issues, and increase boost