Let’s confess, no matter how much we try, no matter what diet plans we make, we can’t avoid snacking. In fact, we shouldn’t! So what happens next? We find ourselves reaching for those snack packets every time the afternoon slump hits. Or the parade which was started out of a random hunger strike turns out to a mindless snacking session of chips or some other snack which is making us obese day by day.
So what to do? Shall we all just stop snacking? Nah, that’s not an option. Snacking is an official part of everyone's diet schedule. Then what? What’s the other way?
Fear not, snack lovers! In this article, we're going to help you make healthier snacking a habit that will keep your taste buds happy and your energy levels high. So, put down that bag of greasy chips and prepare to snack like a pro!
Get in the right mindset
“This is the last pack of chips. I will stop having them from tomorrow” we all have said this to ourselves once or more. But we all know that it is easier said than done. Switching from a strict diet mindset to a more casual mindset is the first step to achieving success to be healthy.
Don’t be too harsh on yourself. This way, you will quit even before starting. Think about a bigger goal but in smaller steps. One more thing to add is that eating is not good or bad. It’s what we eat that makes it good or bad. Keep eating, but selectively.
Cater for your hunger but in a ‘good’ way
Let's face it, when hunger strikes, it's easy to reach for the closest and most convenient snack available. But that usually means grabbing something that's high in sugar or salt and low in nutrients. That's where planning ahead comes in! By having healthy snack options on hand, you can avoid falling into the trap of unhealthy snacking.
So next time you go shopping or order something online, remember your messy snacking habits and buy something healthy proactively. Maybe grab some flavoured peanuts or chana, the old authentic snacks.
You can try khakhras as well, and they are light, healthy, and tasty. This way, the next time hunger strikes, you'll be prepared with a variety of healthy and delicious snacks.
Paying attention to your hunger and being present in the moment while you snack is a mandatory act for healthy snacking. Anything over the limit is not beneficial. This might sound a bit woo-woo, but trust us, it works! By taking the time to be present and intentional with your snacking, you'll be able to fully enjoy the flavours and textures of your snack, and you'll be more likely to stop when you're full.
Here are a few tips to help you practice mindful snacking:
- Put away distractions. Don’t snack while watching a TV show or your favourite web series. Avoid snaking alongside working as well. Take a break, enjoy your snacks, and feel it when you are full.
- Savor your snack. Take the time to really taste your snack - notice the flavours, textures, and how it makes you feel. We make it so meticulously that you must give it justice with your attention.
- Listen to your body. Pay attention to how your body feels as you snack. Are you still hungry, or are you starting to feel complete? Use this information to guide your snacking choices.
Practising mindful snacking might take some time, but it's worth it. Not only will you be able to enjoy your snacks fully, but you'll also be more in tune with your body and its needs.
Do some swap hacks
What does this mean? This means swapping your favourite chips with a healthier and possibly tastier option. Many of our favourite snacks are packed with sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats. The good news is that there are plenty of healthier alternatives out there that still satisfy your cravings. Just like Rewynd Snacks!
Whether you pick any flavour of peanuts or you opt for roasted almonds, you can never be wrong with any option on our menu. If you love chips, swap them out for baked kale chips or Rewynd Khakhras. These snacks are crunchy and savoury, but they're also packed with nutrients like fibre and protein.
If you're craving something sweet, swap out the candy bar for a bar of Rewynd Chikki. Our Chikki bars are made from 100% natural ingredients, and the best part is that we don’t use a gram of sugar in these naturally sweet chikki bars.
By finding healthier alternatives to your favourite snacks, you'll be able to enjoy the flavours you love without compromising on your health goals. And who knows, you might even discover a new favourite snack along the way! So, the next time a craving strikes, get creative and try out a healthier alternative. Your taste buds and your body will thank you.
And that's a wrap on Healthy Snacking 101! By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to making healthier choices when hunger strikes. Remember, it's all about planning ahead, practising mindful snacking, and finding healthier alternatives to your favourite snacks.
But it's also important to remember that snacking should be enjoyable! Don't be too hard on yourself if you indulge in a treat every now and then. The key is to find a balance that works for you and your lifestyle.
So, next time you're feeling snacky, reach for something that will nourish your body and your taste buds. You might be surprised by how much better you feel when you make healthier choices. Thanks for reading, and happy snacking!