There's no doubt about it, "fruits and vegetables are the best snacks," says LewisGale dietitian Martha Ross.
Not sure about many of you, but I don't know if I can stomach just fruits and veggies when I'm hungry. So what are those other options?
Ross says no matter when you're snacking, if you're trying to lose weight, think about keeping your snacks to a 150 calorie cap. She says that, along with drinking a big glass of water is one of the best ways to hold you over.
It's always best to get the most out of your calories, but Ross says even the "Fun" sized candy bars can be a good option as most snack options are good in moderation.
Ross recommends the snack bars you can get in any convenience store both because they're cost effective and they pack a nutrition punch. If you're trying to lose weight, be careful because some of those bars can go up to 300 calories.
Ross also recommends yogurts because they're a good source of both calcium and protein. There are also several single-serving 100-calorie yogurt options that give you a dose of protein and essential vitamins.
In terms of late night snacking, a chronic problem of mine, Ross says to try drinking a cup of water and eating at most a 150 calorie snack. If you've had dinner a few hours ago, the snack can be a touch larger. But if you just ate and you're heading for the pantry, think twice. Late night snacking is not your friend.
Unfortunately, this is the third straight week I haven't been able to train on a normal schedule. First it was the knee, then it was the hamstrings and most recently a cold.
I'm pretty bummed about not feeling well because my legs finally feel ready for the challenge, but I'm supposed to run as many miles in March as I ran in January and February combined.
As long as it's not raining or snowing on Saturday, I'll catch you on the green way or running up and down Mill Mountain.