Only the Best: Nuts and Seeds
During this series, we have been talking about the types of snacks that you can eat that will help you stick to your nutrition plan and diet.
Almost ALL of the suggestion that we have had will allow you to be successful on almost any diet or nutrition plan you choose to follow!
Today, we are talking about nuts and seeds as a option for your healthy snack.
Nuts are full of protein and fat to give you full feeling without a ton of calories to go along with it! Now lots of people see that there is fat in nuts and have a hard time with that word. But eating fats do not make you fat! While fats do have the most calories per gram (9 cal per gram vs 4 for protein and carbs), they are CRUCIAL to your health and the processes that your body must do on a daily basis!
Additionally, the fats that are readily available in nuts and seeds are the best form of fat for your body (unsaturated fat) and can be used as fuel for long days and workouts.
Almost any type of nut or seed is going to be a good one for you to choose, consider the following:
Sunflower seeds and more!
As you take these in, remember that many food companies want to make foods taste as good as possible so you will continue to eat them! This means that they may put substances like sugar and sweeteners on them to have you enjoy them further and continue to purchase them. Keep this in mind and continue to check labels for additives when you go to the store!
That's it! I hope this series has been helpful for you to consider what you can do to help you to stay on your track nutritionally! Consider adding some or all of these foods to your repertoire to keep you feeling full and staying on track for your nutrition goals!
If you find that you need help or have other questions, we are here for you! Reach out to us at crossfitbackwardarrow.com/getstarted to find out answers and guidance for your goals!