My secret to better snacking is I have a ready supply of almonds on my desk so when I am hungry I can snack on the almonds. They fill me up and I am not as hungry so I snack less. Plus it is a great source of the good fats and protein.
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I have a hard time meeting the minimum requirement for protein intake...until I discovered lightly sea-salted edamame. 13g of protein per 1/4 cup!! Now it's part of my morning snack and I can pass on the nuts which are so high on fat. I can a slightly nutty taste from the edamame.
Eating the proper amount of protein daily will keep you from feeling hungry, Help keep and build muscles. This produces a chain reaction, giving you more energy while building muscle,(not mass), and increasing the amount of calories you burn. http://bariatrictimes.com/2007/05/10/protein-basics/
http://bariatrictimes.com/2007/05/10/protein-basics/ http://fatlossschool.com/blog/how-much-protein-should-i-eat-in-a-day/ http://fatlossschool.com/blog/whey-protein/ I have a protein drink for breakfast and sometimes a snack. the links above will help you understand protein needs.
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