One of the most overlooked and important aspects of staying lean is controlling cravings.
Whether you have a cheat day, cheat meal or you’re following an “if it fits your macros” plan, there’s a fine line between moderation and overindulgence. Months of dedicated training and dieting can be undermined by overdoing it with potato chips, chocolate bars, Nutella, popcorn, ice cream, and other popular snacks. Controlling the indulging chaos is key to keeping your physique in check.
Try these four healthy snacks to replace your trigger snacks and you’ll see that nothing can hold you back from your physique goals.
Packaged cookies, baked cookies (or any type of cookies), are really hard to just have one or two of. If you’re one of those, “whole box of Chips Ahoy Chewy” types, don’t even get started on cookies. Opt for flavored almond butter or peanut butter such as Peanut Butter & Co 'Dark Chocolate Dreams' or Justin’s 'Maple Almond Butter'. These nut butter provide healthy fat, a good source of protein and taste amazing.
Instead of spooning out ice cream until you can’t scoop anymore, Cake Bites is an anytime snack for active adults looking for tasty new ways to get quality protein. With these deliciously whipped bite-sized cakes, any day can feel like a cheat day. You’ll also appreciate the grab and go convenience of each individually wrapped 3-cake serving.
Potato chips are loaded with salt and carbohydrates, and barely any protein. Novo Protein Bites and Chips are perfect substitutes. 10 grams of protein per serving and the with 65% less fat and very low sugar. These are suitable for vegetarians and vegans too!
FitJoy bars are protein bars that come in several dessert-inspired flavors. Each bar packs 20 grams of protein (way more than the 5 grams in an average chocolate bar) at least 10 grams of fiber, 4-5 grams of sugar and more than 100mg of potassium. FitJoy bars have around the same amount of calories as a standard chocolate bar yet 3x less the amount of sugar. When candy cravings kick in, grab a FitJoy to make the healthy type of gains.