Stay on Track with Snacks

October 23, 2012 · 7 comments

Once again, I’m traveling for work. This week, I’m in Los Angeles. Eating on the road has become the new norm since August for me. I’ve somehow managed to lose the summer cocktail pounds and tone up thanks to a very scheduled fitness routine. It could have been so easy to eat most of my meals out but I managed to keep healthy snacks on hand even when I didn’t have time to go grocery shopping, making it easy to choose healthier options when I was faced with restaurant dining.

Thanks to my Nature Box¬†from September, when I got back from Fitbloggin, I had some energy boosting eats ready for me. Since I’ve rarely been home since then, the batch has lasted me through a two flights now to the west coast.

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My favorites this month were the Umami Roasted Nuts and Dried Pineapple, which of course was made without added sugar.

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The Pistachio Power Clusters from the were also delicious as a small bite before afternoon workouts.

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My other go to snacks are raw almonds, Greek yogurt, a Laughing Cow Mini Babybel with grapes, Just The Good Stuff Peanut Butter with canned pumpkin puree and almond milk as well as protein bars. Each satisfies a predictable craving and as a result I actually look forward to my snacks more than my meals. I admit, it also helps that I’ve collected quite the assortment of snacks at the various events I’ve been to, like Expo East and the generous delivery from Chobani that I received.

My other saving grace? Signing up for classes that are not cheap as is, and cost an extra $15 if I don’t show up! I sign up for classes at my local Bar Method 4-5 days a week in the morning. It has helped reduce jet lag and kept my routine consistent. I didn’t like my big box gym because there were few classes I was excited to attend that fit my random schedule. Bar offers the same class at all times during the day! If I couldn’t make it in the morning, I didn’t have to worry. I could just attend later that day. This is one of the benefits of a smaller boutique gym if you love specific group exercise classes. Learn more helpful hints to creating a gym schedule that work for you here.

Relying on delivered snacks and a flexible gym membership, I feel confident filming this week in LA. Have you had months that seem hectic but were able to hold it together? What are your favorite snacks that can always be found at home?

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa October 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Hi Sarah! You look so good! I think your DEF ready for your photo shoot! I have a question!j I am a TIU member and want to do the 7 day slim down, but I almost feel like if Im going to gain it all back and its only really water weight that comes off then theres no point.

When you have done it in the past does it all immediately come back? If I don’t eat badly following completing it–will it stay off?

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2 Lisa October 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Hi Sarah! You look so good! I think your DEF ready for your photo shoot! I have a question! I am a TIU member and want to do the 7 day slim down, but I almost feel like if Im going to gain it all back and its only really water weight that comes off then theres no point.

When you have done it in the past does it all immediately come back? If I don’t eat badly following completing it–will it stay off?

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3 NYC FIT GIRL October 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I wish I liked nuts!! It’s such a filling healthy snack. I am a TIU member but I am having trouble finding the perfect afternoon snack. It needs to provide me energy to get through my after work crossfit class. Any suggestions?

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4 Stacy Pillera October 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Your looking great Sarah! Question noticed your sporting some bling on your ring finger. Did you get engaged recently???

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5 Janelle October 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I didn’t like the Umami roasted nuts all that much – I found they left a weird aftertaste. I also thought the Pineapple was really sweet. Are you pairing the pineapple with nuts for a snack? I’m trying to think of ways to use up the pineapple besides eating it plain. But I agree about the pistachio clusters! Yum! (The sesame sticks were good too). Congrats on finding ways to tone up and keep off the weight. I’m still trying…I find I munch way too much in the evenings! I’m a creature of habit and need to find constructive ways to fill my evenings other than snacking!

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6 Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut October 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I’m glad you take sugar content into consideration (of course you do!) because some “healthy” snacks seriously scare me. Like this morning, I took a look at the dried apple peel snacks at Starbucks and a serving had 20g of sugar! I’d rather just eat a darn apple…or something more WORTH it, like froyo! ha

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7 Healthnut Nutrition October 26, 2012 at 3:07 am

Have snacks ready for the day saves me from reaching for the junk foods. I love your snack favourites mentioned here. I also love those babybell cheese so yummy with banana.. weird I know but it’s delish! I also reach for my Chocolate Almond Fudge Cliff bar and Dark chocolate peanut butter KIND bar.. I think I enjoy them more than actual chocolate bars.

Thanks for your great tips!
HealthNut<3

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