Thirsty Thursday! Quick Snack Ideas and Cardio to MELT Pounds

Hey fitness freaks!

Today is short and some of it is even sweet :)

I don’t care for the word “snacks” because that generally makes us think of goodies and treats. I do believe we should spread our calories out throughout the day though.

Unfortunately, most don’t know how to accomplish that great task.

Here are a few snack ideas to keep your metabolism revved up ALL DAY LONG!

  • Handful of raw almonds and a banana
  • 1 apple and 1 TBSP of natural PB mixed with 2 TBSP non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 sliced cucumber and 2 TBSP hummus
  • 1/2 all natural pb& low sugar jelly on whole grain bread
  • 1/2 whole grain English muffin with 1 TBSP natural PB, 1 small apple
  • 1/2 cup cooked oats with 2 TBSP raisins and 1 boiled egg
  • 2 boiled eggs and 1/2 cup berries
  • 3 slices low sodium turkey breast, 1 whole grain wrap, 1 handful of spinach

These ideas should get you started. If you suffer from a severe sweet tooth, add a little natural peanut butter to your day. Just be aware of the portions!!!!

Cardio for extreme fat melting:

GOT STAIRS?

Oh yeah, you read that right. 10 minutes of stair climbing (face it, you can have access to stairs if you WANT it) will burn over 2X as many calories as working on a flat surface. You can run the whole 10 minutes, or you can opt to simply climb them. Even those with below par cardiovascular health can do this! Make sure you take time to breathe and stretch when done. What are you waiting for? That WAS your invitation…

Have a healthy day!

Michelle

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