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Can you resist the urge?

We’re talking about the SNACK ATTACK.

These mighty cravings sneak up on you and force you to make a decision that will leave you either satisfied or sad. To indulge or not to indulge? That’s the question.

At So Cal Boot Camp, we emphasize the importance of nutrition and exercise. Most of the work you do is actually done in the kitchen with the meals you eat! Choosing healthy options over junk food is an important aspect of your fitness journey.

We know it’s been hard to resist the cravings while at home. Satisfying that hunger pang MIGHT be “worth it,” but it’s a NUTRITION DISASTER! Beware of the snack attack!

Here are a few ways to dodge the temptations and tips to satisfy your cravings.

Take It Away

Having sugary, salty, and fatty delicious snacks in your pantry can be hard to resist! As simple as it sounds, getting rid of all those unhealthy snacks is super effective.

Coach Shay tells it like it is when it comes to snacks in the home. She says, “I do not buy or keep many, if any, unhealthy snackable foods in my pantry or fridge. If you don’t have it, you won’t be able to eat it.“

Take away all the bad snacks, and you’re left with options that won’t hurt your progress. Keep your goals in mind! It may be hard to break up with beloved snacks, but honestly, it’s for the best. Repeat after Shay: “If you don’t have it, you won’t be able to eat it.“

Track Your Meals 

Another way to cut off the snack attack is to track what you’re consuming. Whether it’s snacks, meals, or drinks, keeping track of your intake helps you understand exactly what you’re putting into your body!

Coach Dani fights her urge by using a mobile app! She says, “I have been tracking my food every day on My Fitness Pal. I am not necessarily focused on hitting specific macros, but more focused on staying within my calories, which forces me to think twice before I eat a snack.”

Creating a double-take moment is important! A snack attack can slow your progress, which is more difficult now that we can’t be in our gym. Avoid a nutrition disaster and pay closer attention to the foods you eat and exercise control. Remember, you got this!!

Tips From Trainers

We get it – maybe you don’t want to eliminate snacks ENTIRELY. Just know it can be hard to resist the snack attack, so if you want to munch on something, try a healthy option!

Our wonderful So Cal Boot Camp coaches have some recommendations! Here are a few snack options for you to try from “Chefs” Dani and Shay! 

Dani’s Recommendations:

  • Cottage cheese with frozen berries 
  • Apple with almond butter
  • Jicama and cucumber with tajin powder
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Carrots with hummus

Shay’s Recommendations:

  • Apple with PB2 (any peanut butter that states on the ingredient list: peanuts)
  • Veggies with roasted garlic hummus
  • 1/2 cup of plain Greek Yogurt with berries and organic honey
  • Celery and baby carrots with almond butter
  • Jicama wrapped in turkey or ham with hummus

With nutritious and delicious options, you can make sure you get out of the snack attack satisfied! Giving in to your cravings can be a nice indulging moment, but remember to keep your fitness goals in mind. Which healthy snack will you try?

Remember, you’re not in this alone. Nutrition disasters happen, but it’s important to get back on track! Beware of future snack attacks, and know that the SCBC Community has your back! 

 

We can’t wait to get back into our Orange County facilities and get our workout on!  If you haven’t already, connect with us on Facebook and make sure you join our members’ page!

 

If you have any questions, reach out to us in the Facebook group!

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