Nutrition

Eat Clean, Get Lean Meal Plan

Slim down your physique with this satisfying and effective mix-and-match meal plan.

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Snacks

Go Nuts for Protein and Healthy Fats

Snacking is important to keep your appetite in check and your blood sugar from plummeting, but it's easy to overdo it. A midmorning snack is optional, especially if you're eating lunch within four hours of breakfast, but the afternoon snack is key. Keep snacks to about 200 calories max. 

1. Green juice

Juicing is a great way to get tons of vitamins, but they can easily turn into calorie bombs. Stick to juices with a maximum of one fruit so it's a vegetable juice, not a fruit juice. Excess fructose (fruit sugar) is easily stored as fat. 

2. Organic string cheese

Buy organic dairy is key -- the last things you want at snack time are added hormones or antibiotics. 

3. Nuts

Nuts are are a great snack choice in moderation. Some of the best options are walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, and pistachios. To keep from eating the whole bag, portion out your snack servings into a small container, such as a clean Altoids mint can. 

4. Energy bars

Whole foods are always best, but there are times when it's simply easier to grab a bar. look for ones with low amounts of sugar (less than 5 grams is ideal); good choices include Kind Strong Bars, Zing Bars, and Health Warrior Chia Bars. 

5. Jerky

Avoid traditional beef jerky sticks, which can contain MSG and other unwanted additives, and stick with some healthier alternatives, such as turkey or salmon. (We like Real Sticks Turkey Jerky from Vermont Smoke and Cure or Epic Bars made from bison, turkey, beef, or lamb.)

6. Kefir

Similar to yogurt but higher in probiotics (the good-for-you bacteria that aid in digestion and boost immunity), kefir can also tame your cravings for something sweet. Have one cup of plain kefir, or add a drop of stevia if desired. 

7. SunButter and celery or apple

Like hemp, sunflower seeds contain a type of fat called linoleic acid, which can help cut down on body fat. Scoop 2 tbsp of SunButter onto celery or a sliced apple. 


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