My friend Mike Geary the author of The Truth about Six Pack Abs a great book and plan for fast simple and safe diet and weight loss and six pack abs shared this article: I’ve got a great article today for you with 13 tasty fat-burning snack ideas. But just one reminder first… this is the last day that you can get the special discounted TacFit Commando program with those wild bodyweight workouts… Go here to check it out before the deal expires:Tacfit Commando program,
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I also have another article further below that shows some cool examples of how this system works. But first, here’s today’s article —
13 Healthy (and Tasty) Fat-Burning Snack Ideas
I receive a lot of questions from my readers where they have been doing much better at choosing healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, but they are still struggling to find good ideas for healthy and quick “mid-meals”… especially a quick small meal or snack that can be brought to the office or on road trips (so you can avoid the fast food junk!).
Some people may call these “healthy snacks”, but I prefer to consider them meals because they should be similar in size to your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, if you want to spread your calorie intake out over the full day to “graze” so to speak.
After all, I’m sure it’s no secret by now that eating 5-6 small meals per day is a much better strategy for getting lean compared to the traditional “3 squares” a day (which for most people, turns into only 2 big meals/day as many skip breakfast).
The problem that I see most people having is being prepared enough to bring healthy mid-meals with them to work for the day. If you don’t plan ahead, and bring something healthy and balanced with you when you’re out and about for the day, or at work, you’re going to end up choosing the junk food at the vending machine or corner store.
So here are some of my favorite natural foods based mid-meals that I’ve used for years with great success and that lots of my clients love too. I want to keep things simple here, so I’m just gonna give a couple of my easiest, quickest, and healthiest…
Quick, healthy mid-meal ideas to keep you lean:
- Apple or other fruit with almond butter
- Hummus with carrot sticks or sliced red/yellow/orange peppers
- Guacamole with carrot sticks or sliced red/yellow/orange peppers
- Ricotta cheese (grass-fed if possible) mixed with cocoa powder, stevia, and vanilla extract (delicious high protein, low carb snack!)
- Cottage cheese mixed with yogurt, berries, and walnuts or pecans
- A couple hard boiled eggs with carrot and celery sticks and hummus (roasted red pepper hummus is my favorite)
- Celery sticks with organic peanut butter or almond butter (a classic quick snack)
- My famous healthy chocolate FUDGE recipe
- Foods that make you fat Avocado slices wrapped in deli turkey breast (one of my favorite quick snacks)
- A piece of sprouted grain toast (sprouted grain preferred nutritionally over “whole grain”) with nut butter and berries
- Fresh sliced pineapple with a handful of macadamia nuts
- A bowl of blueberries mixed with raw almonds
- My quick and healthy fat-burning chocolate pudding recipe
- Cottage cheese with cinnamon, apple slices, and walnuts (mmm, mmm good)
- Healthy organic snack bars (peanut butter, almond butter, or spirulina)
That should give you some ideas to start working with. Now you have ZERO EXCUSES for resorting to junk food snacks on the road or at the office, when you have all of the delicious and healthy fat-burning snack ideas right here!
Now here’s a little more info about that unusual Tacfit Commando program.
The trick is to do your exercise routine with a full-body matrix of bodyweight exercises.
You’re probably asking, “What the heck is a full-body matrix?”
It’s based on a 6-D movement model from aviation. It’s useful because it describes how your body moves through space:
Heaving: moving up and down
Swaying: moving right and left
Surging: moving forward and backward
Pitching: bending forward and backward
Yawing: twisting right and left
Rolling: turning right and left
Most programs focus on just three of these essential elements: Moving front/back (think of lunges or pushups), moving up/down (think bodyweight squats), and moving side to side (think of jumping jacks or side lunges).
But you’re leaving a lot of potential fat loss on the table if you ignore all the rotational movements. The magic comes when you combine all these movements into one bodyweight circuit.
Putting all 6 together will kick your butt faster than any other method. You’ll get in incredible shape fast, and you’ll get your training out of the way sooner so you can spend more of your hard earned vacation time playing on the beach or hanging out with your family.
Here’s a very simple example to get you started. Do the 6 exercises below for 30 seconds each, no rest between exercises. Then rest one minute and start again. Do 5 rounds for a total of 20 minutes. With your warm up and cool down you’re done in half an hour.
1. Push up (Surge)
2. Crunch (Pitch)
3. Side Lunge (Sway)
4. Alternating Side Plank (Roll)
5. Russian Twist (Yaw)
6. Bodyweight Jump Squat (Heave)
Training in a full-body matrix like that also makes sure your body stays balanced. You won’t waste time dealing with overuse injuries caused by doing the same repetitive movements in the same planes day after day, because you’re moving your body through full ranges of motion.
This is one of the unique approaches of TACFIT Commando. They’ve built an entire 3 month program around exactly this kind of bodyweight exercise approach, except with some seriously cool and unique exercises you’ve probably never seen before.
The whole program is based on actual training methods they use with military special ops and police types around the world, but it is made for everyday folks like you and me. Check it out here for the last day of the special:
Have fun with it!