When you feel the desire to do good by your body, I believe it’s an important impulse to act on.

But maybe you’re reading this and thinking “Well, how the heck do I act on this desire, when I’m feeling tired all day and can’t seem to get control of my unhealthy food cravings?”. 

I believe that you want the best for your body, but the struggles that surface in the process feel insurmountable.

Here’s the thing – oftentimes when we decide to change our nutrition ways, we purge our whole pantry and set up restrictive rules that we believe to be the only path to our healthier-self.

But I know that swapping your sweets with salad isn’t sustainable and totally unenjoyable. So, I invite you to instead start small and to focus all of your enthusiasm on consistency.

Once you’ve made your hydration habit happen every day for at least two weeks, move onto adding in (without removing anything else) healthy snacks.

Aim to eat at least every 4 hours or so, to boost energy and keep those unhealthy cravings at bay.

I want you to know that the path to your healthiest-self, doesn’t have to involve a complete lifestyle overhaul and personality transplant. Respect the pace that’s pleasurable and do-able long term, no matter how “seemingly” small your changes may be.

Because this is all about cultivating and crafting a relationship that is authentic to you and your lifestyle – one that is going to last you the rest of your life.

Simple Snacks; no-cook & perfectly portable

Last week I shared with you a 20 second snack, that will help save you from the afternoon energy slump.

If you haven’t yet checked out my video debut, you can do so here.

Now’s a great time to experiment with which snacks will work best for your body and schedule, in order to be all set for when the structure of September swoops in.

Mashed avocado = the simplest version of guacamole & whole grain crackers 

  • Replenish a reusable snack bag with crackers every morning, to keep in your bag at all times.
  • Check out this awesome post on how-to make a smooth dip perfectly portioned for one, all contained within the avocado shell itself.

Sliced pear & nut butter (spread or dipped)

Tips for making your nut butter snack not a big deal:

Carrot cake energy balls

Invest in your future-self:

  • Pick up a food processor in order to make the preparation of these balls a breeze.
  • Double the recipe and freeze half to for those extra full weeks. Your future (non-hangry) self will thank you.

A freebie for you! (More) Healthy Snack Ideas

If you’re in need of some more healthy snack inspiration, be sure to download this free Healthy Snack Ideas Guide.

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday! xo

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