Snack is important, especially if there is a long period of time between our lunch and dinner. But not all snacks are created equal, as some can calm us down (if you get "hangry" like me) and hold us over until dinner, while others make us feel even hungrier than we were before snacking. So, choose wisely, if you want that beneficial effect.
Keep in mind that hunger can elevate your anxiety. It happens cos of low blood sugar, that does not cause anxiety itself but can make the way we experience an existing anxiety worse. I also noticed that I am more sensitive to hunger and thirst sensations than many other people.
Of course, to each their own, but to me the best snack is a snack rich in healthy fats and a little bit of protein. So, I really love me some avocado toast.
My favorite way of making it is to toast a piece of sourdough bread, spread some cream cheese and mashed avocado on top. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt, pepper, and hemp hearts for healthy omega-3s. Spritz some lemon juice to finish it all up. Yum. It's fast and easy, as well as healthy and satisfying! What else can one desire for their snack?
I usually snack around 4 o'clock. If it's not an avocado toast, I still make sure that I have my carbohydrates with some fat and protein. One of my other favorite snacks is banana with peanut butter. Simple, but it works!
I hope you enjoyed this little post. Do you snack? What is your favorite snack? I am curious to know. Until next time on Pillows&Trees.