Snickers Bar: 250 calories | 4g of protein | 33g of carbs | 12g of fat | 27g of sugar
4 oz. Chicken lunch: ½ cup brown rice, ¼ avocado:
289 calories | 28g of protein | 26g of carbs | 8g of fat | 0g of sugar
Take a look how similar the calories are. Calories are determined by the amount of Protein; Carbohydrates & Fats are in a meal. Most people JUST count calories and based on that method, the snickers bar would appear very similar to this meal! Food is FUEL! Say that again…. FOOD IS FUEL!
What we eat our body will use for FUEL, IF given the right fuel source our body will perform at its peak! You either put high octane fuel in your body and you get maximum performance or you put CRAP in your tank and your sluggishly get through your days while storing massive amounts of body fat.
Yet with Halloween ending and the holiday seasoning coming, many of us will grab the snickers bar because it is easier. The snickers bar will be a quick fix and looks oh so tempting. But we all know the sugar hangover and crappy feeling we endure for the next month. Feeling as if we have to sit in confession saying “Forgive me father for I shoved 3 Snicker bars in my pie hole today!”. Take 10 Straight Afterburn Classes and do 50 Burpees every day and you are forgiven!”
The chicken lunch will keep you full and energized for about 3 hours…. allowing you to be incredibly more efficient with your time while you are doing your holiday shopping. Did you know that something as simple as a balanced lunch can reduce your stress levels significantly throughout the day? What does that mean for YOU…less impulsive eating, better moods, better SLEEP, and better overall decision on EVERY front (especially food) as the holidays approach. This year take this time before the holidays start to learn about the foods that will not only help your waistline but your overall well-being as well. No—you don’t have to give everything up---after all it IS the holiday season. But you can learn BALANCE and how to avoid the stress eating that inevitably comes with this time of year.
Schedule your complimentary Afterburn Nutrition Consultation by emailing Nikki@The12.com