I have received many enquiries regarding healthy snacks options and I have decided to share some of the healthy snacking ideas. Snacking is an effective way to fit extra nutrients into our diet and prevent overeating at mealtimes. There is an average of 24 percent of our calories are from snacks. Therefore, with snacking providing this much of the day’s calories, choosing healthy options is crucial.
Healthy snack #1: Hard-boiled egg
Eggs really are one of nature’s most perfect portable foods. Packed with protein and antioxidants, they satisfy your hunger and improve your health. 1 large egg approximately provides 6 grams of protein.
Eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet, containing small portions of almost every essential vitamin and mineral, including selenium, vitamin B12, vitamin B5 and B6, vitamin B2, vitamin A, vitamin E, as well as calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, Folate, and zinc. Eating one or two eggs a day is a great way to add healthy protein to your diet.
Healthy snack #2: Low-Fat Greek Yogurt
Eating 1-2 portions of low-fat yogurt each day is a healthy and delicious way to up your protein intake in a healthy way.
This thick and creamy bowl will provide roughly 10 grams of protein per 100 gram serving. And you can also buy it in plain, low fat and it’s great to serve with fruits, cereal, or nuts.
Healthy snack #3: Nuts
Eating a handful of nuts instead of chips or chocolate for your afternoon snack will go a long way in adding a boost of protein to your diet. If you’re concerned about calories, limit your nut intake to a handful or two, and remember that though nuts are high in fat, it’s healthy monounsaturated fat, which doesn’t clog arteries and is an essential part of a healthy diet. Plus, nuts are high in fiber, which when paired with their protein content, keeps you feeling full longer.
Among all the nuts, numerous studies have found that almonds can help lower levels of harmful LDL cholesterol. They are also extremely high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and have been shown to help manage weight.
Healthy snack #4: Peanut Butter
Eating peanut butter is perhaps the easiest (and most delicious) way to up the amount of healthy protein in your diet. For those of you with little time to prepare healthy snacks, simply consuming a dab on an apple slice or a celery stalk will give you a whopping 16 ounces of healthy protein for the day.
Although peanut butter does contain fat and saturated fat, it can be part of a healthy diet when eaten in small amounts. Just remember not to slather it on crackers — instead, spread it on carrot or celery sticks for healthy snacking.
Healthy snack #5: Herbalife Protein Shake
Herbalife Formula 1 protein shake is always a delicious and convenient way to add protein to your diet. I personally recommend adding Herbalife Formula 3 Soy and Whey protein to your blender because it’s a high-quality, complete protein. This means it contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs to build and maintain muscle, and it provides a feeling of fullness.
Simply combine your Herbalife protein shake with nonfat milk, frozen fruit, all-natural nut butter, or whatever other healthful ingredients sound good to you, and you have a healthy meal replacement or snack. Because you control the ingredients, Herbalife shakes let you skip the added sugar that often comes with store-bought protein bars and shakes.
Healthy snack #5: Herbalife Protein Bar
Protein bars as a between meal snack can really help you to reach your weight loss goals if you know which type to look for as there are big differences in nutritional content and number of calories between the many bars on the market. Don’t choose a ‘meal replacement’ protein bar, it will almost certainly have too many calories.
Herbalife protein bar is an ideal protein snack to give you a boost on the go. This deliciously chewy bar is packed with protein, soluble fiber, vitamins and minerals to help satisfy hunger. Chewy bar with 23 vitamins and minerals and 12 g of soy and whey protein blend per serving.
Happy smart snacking!
Welcome to 21 Days Shake Challenge
Breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day. However I used to take nasi lemak, mee goreng, roti canai with coffee as breakfast. That makes me always have low energy, bad temper and bad skin. My busy lifestyle just make me difficult to stop, prepare and enjoy a healthy breakfast on a daily basis.
Thanks to 21 Days Shake Challenge with Herbalife. It is a quick, easy and healthy way to get the perfect start for my day. I got more energy, more focus on work now and total lost 7kg! I can workout everyday!
The challenge really is quite simple, have one of our Herbalife shake for breakfast for 21 days. Taken as part of a controlled diet and moderate exercise you are likely to lose body fat, have more energy and Feel the Difference in your health and well-being.
- Step 1: Enjoy your Herbalife SHAKE!
- Step 2: Take a SELFIE with your shake
- Step 3: Use HASHTAG #21dayshakechallenge & #Day? and TAG your coach
- Step 4: Post it on SOCIAL MEDIA (Have FUN!)
Start your 21 Days Shake Challenge today and be the best version of you!
Herbalife Ltd. is making it possible for athletes everywhere to benefit from its partnership with global soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. As Ronaldo’s Official Nutrition Sponsor, Herbalife has collaborated with the Real Madrid player to create CR7 Drive, a sports drink launched Monday.
The Los Angeles-based nutrition company signed a five-year sponsorship deal with Ronaldo in June 2013. Since then, Herbalife nutrition experts have worked with Ronaldo to enhance performance through a tailored nutrition plan. CR7 Drive, part of the Herbalife24 performance nutrition line, is one result of those efforts. Formulated without artificial flavors or sweeteners, the sports drink aims to help athletes refuel and rehydrate before and during exercise.
“Herbalife understands how critical nutrition is for my performance,” Ronaldo, a three-time World Player of the Year, said in a statement. “Working with dedicated Herbalife sports science staff to develop CR7 Drive has been incredibly rewarding and demonstrates what a true partnership should be like. I look forward to helping athletes around the world understand how nutritious products can help them perform.”
Herbalife actively courts professional athletes and their fans through both individual and team sponsorships, as well as sponsorships of numerous sporting events. The company has raised its profile among soccer enthusiasts as jersey sponsor of five-time Major League Soccer champions the LA Galaxy, as well as its partnership with Ronaldo. All told, Herbalife backs more than 250 athletes, teams and events worldwide.
40% of Malaysians get just six hours of sleep or fewer per night and research found that missing out on sleep can also lead to weight gain. People who sleep less than 7 hours per night are heavier, gain more weight over time, and have a harder time losing weight!
“I think poor sleep is a contributing factor to weight gain. When you have poor sleep or lack of sleep, you’re setting a whole cascade of events in motion hormonally that could set you up for weight gain.” according to John M. Jakicic, director of the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
1. Throw Out the Night Light
Exposure to light at night doesn’t just interrupt your chances of a great night’s sleep, it may also result in weight gain according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Study subjects who slept in the darkest rooms were 21 percent less likely to be obese than those sleeping in the lightest rooms.
2. Stay away from your mobile phone and Ipad
More electronics we bring into the bedroom, the fatter we get—especially among children. Researchers found that students with access to one electronic device were 1.47 times as likely to be overweight as kids with no devices in the bedroom. That increased to 2.57 times for kids with three devices. Leave your iPad in the living room.
3. Stops Late-Night Snacking
The longer you’re awake, the more likely you are to consume calories you don’t need, which can cause you to gain up to five kg a week, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the course of seven days, they found that sleep-restricted subjects sleeping late gained more weight than their well-rested counterparts sleeping early, mostly because they ate 550 calories from while they are awake, a time that the other group spent in bed asleep.
4. Boosts Fat Loss
Even if you eat the exact same diet as your friend, if you’re not getting the sleep your body needs, you won’t drop as much fat as them. A recent study from the University of Chicago compared the weight-loss results from sleeping eight and a half hours per night versus only five and a half hours per night. In both conditions, people ate the same number of calories (about 1,450 calories per day). While both groups lost about six and a half pounds, more than half of that weight was fat for well-rested people, compared to only a quarter for tired participants.
5. Set Your Sleeping Priority
Right now, sleep just isn’t a priority in your life. You might say it’s a priority, but priorities are about what you do, not what you say. If you’re staying up to watch TV, then TV is a higher priority than sleep. Set a bedtime. Count back 8-9 hours from when you have to wake up: that’s your bedtime. Write it in your calendar if you have to, and set an alarm on whatever electronic device you typically use in the evening.
Successful, long-term weight loss means finding a sleep schedule that makes you feel energized and ready to take on the day. Sleep deprivation can seriously throw off your behavior patterns and your body’s response to food, sabotaging your weight-loss efforts in several different ways. The solution to sleep deprivation depends on the cause, but you owe it to yourself to figure out what it is for you and how to address it.