Office workers who work long hours every day may be in high spirit when first get to office in the morning, and gradually feel hungry or sleepy during the long time of hardworking. At this point, having some light snacks is good to wake up the body, enhance the brain vascular vitality and help you stay focused on working.
Some people, however, consider eating snacks as a bad habit since it’s very likely to cause obesity, especially for office workers who need to sit by the desk for all day. In fact, eating snacks in moderation will not only reduce your hunger, but also serve as a supplement to the nutrition of your daily meals. What matters most is to choose the right snacks, which are low-calorie, high-nutrition, and of course, delicious.
Yogurt contains rich lactic acid bacteria and calcium, which can promote the digestion and absorption of stomach, help break down fat and prevent constipation.
Moreover, when you start to feel hungry, a cup of yogurt can make you feel full so that you won’t eat too much after getting off work.
According to researches, having whole grains for breakfast is 21% less likely to be hungry than eating other food in 4 hours. And you’ll also eat fewer calories at lunch because of a sticky fiber found in whole grains that slows down the digestion and the increase of blood sugar, thereby stabilize the insulin levels and controls your hunger feeling.
Of course, in addition to having it as breakfast, you can also eat whole wheat crackers as snacks. It will further enhance the feeling of fullness if you eat some soy products or meat rich in protein at the same time.
3 Dark Chocolate
The magic of dark chocolate in controlling appetite has long been proven by researches. But it doesn’t mean you should eat any chocolate every morning when you wake up.
The next time you crave chocolate, choose a low-sugar or sugar-free one. It’s just as satisfying as the regular one with high-calorie but without the worry of getting fat.
In addition to eating dark chocolate only, you can also break it up in low-sugar or sugar-free yogurt for a different flavor.
Nuts contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, and are also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are very good for brain health.
However, the fat and calories in nuts are relatively high, you shouldn’t eat them limitlessly. 30g a day would be a moderate amount.
And the best time to eat nuts is early in the morning, thus it can motivate your brain and boost your productivity of the day, and you don’t even need to worry too much about gaining weight since there’s a full day left to burn calories.
5 Chili Sauce
You might consider it a strange option, but yes, chili sauce. Not the one with too much oil and complicated flavors, but pure chili sauce.
The ingredients in it including capsaicin can boost your metabolism and makes your body burn more calories. Meanwhile, the capsaicin can make your body to release hormones that control the sense of satiety.
But as we know, eating chili sauce only can’t be good to your stomach. So it’s better to eat with something else. You can replace the salad dressing with chili sauce, or spread it on sandwiches instead of spreading high-calorie sauces.