Healthy Weight Loss Snacks For Busy Moms

By on July 23, 2011

One of the most common questions that I am asked is,
“Danyelle, what are some healthy snacks,
I am a busy mom desperately trying to lose weight”
.

Here are other very common concerns that I here too…

*I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen preparing gourmet meals for the family.

*I work a full-time job and want to spend as much time with the kids when I am home.

*I also want to have the children eating healthy meals that I feel good about and are making my children healthy.

*Do you have any quick snacks that are yummy,
healthy that my children and I will both love?

Can you relate?

…The answer to that very important question, is “Yes”.
You will want to find a snack that has a protein, carb,
and fat, that way you and your children’s blood sugar
levels stay balanced
.

One of my favorite snacks, that is very nutrient dense
and will help stabilize your blood sugar levels (hint: when
your blood sugar levels are balanced you will loose weight!).

Hard boiled eggs are easy to carry around as snacks and
very easy to prepare.

Here’s what I do…

I drop my 12 pasture-raised, free-range eggs in cold water
in my cast iron sauce pan. I wait until the water starts to boil,
then I turn off stove top and put the cover on. I let the eggs
sit in the water for 10 mins…then your done. Then, I dump out the
hot water, run the eggs under cold water so I don’t burn yourself.
I Grab my Celtic Sea Salt (the brand that I love!), and I am out the door.

Unless you are allergic or have a sensitivity to eggs, eggs
will help you loose weight.

…Here’s why: eggs are nutrient dense!

When you eat nutrient dense foods you won’t overeat and
you won’t crave sugar! Overeating is because you are not
receiving the nutrients and vitamins your body needs to
carry out it’s daily functions…which leads to more eating,
especially refined carbs that contain sugar (breads, pastas,
cookies, pastries, etc.).

As an FYI, “In 1821, the average sugar intake in America
was 10lbs per person per year, today it is 170lbs per person!!!”

…If 1/2 your diet must provide all the nutrients to your body, and 1/2 your diet consists sugar, white flour, rancid and hydrogenated vegetable oils, it will be very difficult for you to loose weight because your body is not receiving the vital nutrients you need to function and shed fat …one of the huge reasons we gain weight…we are malnourished!

Why eggs are great snacks for weight loss:

1. Provide High-Vitamin A and D (only when you eat the yolk
with the white)

2. You will feel fuller longer because it is a nutrient dense food

3. Helps with controlling hunger and food cravings because
eggs contain leucine, which is an essential amino acid that
is found in eggs which helps you keep lean muscle tissue,
helps in the promotion of body fat, and is good at stabilizing
blood sugar levels.

With Love and In Service,

Danyelle Demchock, CMTA, FDN, HLC 2

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3 Comments

  1. Cindy

    January 20, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Hey Danyelle,

    Thank you for sharing, it’s all very interesting – but can you tell me, how many eggs should you have per day/week? I heard it wasn’t good to have eggs more than 2-3 times a week if you have high cholesterol – as eggs are quite high in cholesterol. What is your view on this?

    – Cindy

    • Talinan

      January 23, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Cindy,

      Rotating your foods is always a better option than just eating the same foods every day. Because eggs are a common food that people develop an intolerance too, it’s best not to eat them too frequently. The research is inconclusive as far as the connection between eggs and cholesterol so I would just go by how you are feeling since everyone is different.

      When planning snacks, try to eat something that has some protein and try not to eat fruit alone.

      I hope this helps.

  2. Cindy

    January 27, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    yeah, cool – i get bored of the same food every day anyway 🙂

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