I’m back with another hard-hitting truth bomb about mindset, your weight loss goals, and snacking.
Yeah, that’s right. I said it. Snacking is bad for you. Real bad.
I know what you’re thinking. “Josh, what the heck are you talking about? Everyone snacks. Snacking is healthy, right?”
Let me break it down for you…
When you snack, you’re spiking your insulin levels. Insulin is a hormone that tells your body to store fat. So every time you’re snacking, you’re telling your body to store more fat.
Not exactly what you want, right?
Plus, snacking often leads to mindless eating.
You’re sitting on the couch, watching TV, and before you know it, you’ve plowed through a whole bag of chips. And let’s be real, no one stops at just one chip!
But it’s not just the physical effects of snacking that are bad for you. It’s the mental effects, too.
When you snack, you’re not really hungry.
Or just procrastinating.
And that’s a dangerous mindset to be in. You’re using food as a coping mechanism, and that’s never a good thing.
Are you using food as a coping mechanism???
Think about that for a second…
Many people do and it’s their number 1 thing holding them back.
Some people do this with alcohol.
Some people do it with sugar.
So what should you do instead of snacking?
Simple. Eat real meals. Three meals a day, with no snacking in between.
That way, you’re giving your body time to digest and process the food you’re eating. You’re not spiking your insulin levels, and you’re not mindlessly eating.
Of course, I know what you’re thinking. “Josh, what about pre-workout snacks? Post-workout snacks? What about when I’m on the go?”
I hear you. And I have the solution…
Eat real food. Whole, unprocessed foods. That’s the key.
And when you can’t do that, have a protein shake or beef jerky.
So, in conclusion, snacking is bad for your weight loss goals.
It’s bad for your body, it’s bad for your mind, and it’s for lack of better word – for children.
Stick to real meals, eat whole, unprocessed foods, and watch your body and mind take it to the next level.
Committed to your success,
Josh Saunders, BS, CSCS