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Healthy Travel Foods

Breanne’s pant size saving snacks for on the go.

These are my favorite go to snacks for myself and clients when  traveling. For most of us – this means decreased activity. We are most likely not going to be hitting the gym for an hour everyday on vacation(or work trips), and we are probably going to find ourselves indulging in some added treats throughout the day. So – to keep you from undoing all the hard work you put in the week before:  Take these great snacks along with you. You will regret it if you don’t – Trust Me! If you can – prep up some snacks and breakfast go-to’s  at home before your trip. Taking 1 hour to make these  will save you a lot of grief and pounds!  Plus – you’ll save money !

1.  Homemade Granola

Double this and take some for travels.  Any coffee stand can give you a tall cup of milk to add the granola and some fruit too.  Boxed cereals have more sugar, less protein and more carbs = hello tight pants!


Healthy Snacks For Work

Dry Roasted Edamame with Cranberries – delicious and nutritious, packs a protein and anti-inflammatory kick to your day!

Get more delicious snack ideas @ http://www.wholeliving.com/136112/best-snacks-take-work/@center/136761/healthy-snacks

Ever noticed that when an urgent project at work comes up, so do cravings? Reach for one of these healthy options rather than those M&M’s in the conference room, undoing your morning workout.

Learn more belly and health saving tips from the Pro’s! Check out the COVER SHOT – your health magazine in real life!


email Breanne for more info :  bcurran@macseattle.com

FYI:  Anger, Stress and Anxious feelings increase your metabolism and cause hunger.  Sadness and Fear decrease metabolism and lowers hunger. 

Can Eating Nuts Lower Cholesterol?

Nuts may be the healthiest snack food around

For many years, nuts got a bad rap: they’re full of fat and calories, the story went, and are often served coated with sugar or salt. But research has saved walnuts, almonds, pecans and other nuts from the junk food aisle, because doctors now know that nuts are healthy foods that can help lower cholesterol.

In 2010, the Archives of Internal Medicine published a report that analyzed 25 different studies from seven countries involving almost 600 men and women. The results showed, in essence, that nuts are good for you.

People of normal weights who ate about 67 grams (roughly two handfuls) of nuts a day, according to the study, had healthier cholesterol profiles than people who didn’t eat nuts. Specifically, a diet that included nuts was linked to lower total cholesterol, lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and lower triglyceride levels in those with previously high triglycerides. The study also found that the more nuts a person ate, the more benefits they derived.

Other studies have substantiated the fact that nuts are good food: though they contain fats, most nuts have high levels of healthy unsaturated fats. Nuts also contain protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, making them an ideal snack food. In addition, nuts are rich in plant sterols, which may be one reason they lower cholesterol. Research also suggests nuts improve heart health in other ways.