A Sydney personal trainer has revealed the supermarket snacks she buys while on-the-go to maintain optimal health every day.
Sophie Allen, 30, shared a video to her 358,000 Instagram followers on November 22 and detailed the top nutritious, budget-friendly snacks she recommends.
The snack suggestions are suitable alternatives to consuming sugary foods, such as chocolate or lollies, and will help keep you fuller for longer during the day.
‘Meal prep is the best way to stay on track, but we don’t always have time! Here are some of my go-to healthy and quick snacks I grab from the supermarket that don’t break the calorie bank,’ she captioned the post.
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Blueberries and tomatoes
In the short video the first two suggestions were blueberries and cherry tomatoes, which can be added to separate fruit or vegetable salads or eaten directly from the packet once washed.
Blueberries have an array of proven health benefits, according to Healthline, as they are full of antioxidants, vitamins and can help protect against both aging and cancer.
Whereas tomatoes promote cardiovascular health, skin health and prevent the growth of abnormal cells.
Brown rice cakes with avocado and tuna
For a quick morning or afternoon snack, organic brown rice cakes with quinoa are perfect to have with avocado and John West tuna.
Not only do the rice cakes contain few calories, but the avocado is filled with vitamins C, E, K, B6 and healthy fats necessary for maintaining health all year round.
Adding tuna to the snack will also boost your daily protein consumption.
Sophie also opts to eat YoPro yoghurt – a quick and easy snack that is packed with high protein and no added sugar.
Each tub contains 15 grams of protein and is available in a variety of delicious flavours for as little as $1.70 from Coles.
According to Healthline, yoghurt is rich in essential nutrients including calcium and vitamin B12 for strong bones and heart health.
Most yoghurts also contain probiotics that can help benefit the digestive system and ensure the gut it functioning well.
What are Sophie’s top tips for lasting fat loss?
1. Eat less than you burn in a day.
2. Move your body more and consistently. It doesn’t have to always be a workout, but you should then make sure you’re getting 10,000 steps.
3. Track your progress (either by scale weight, pictures, measurements, how clothes fit, how you feel or your strength) and make changes if things aren’t moving the way you want them to.
4. Accept that it takes time and don’t expect change to happen overnight or even in a week.
5. Don’t jump to the conclusion of a plateau before you’ve been 100 per cent consistent for three to four weeks.
6. Eat mostly wholefoods because you’ll have better energy, greater satiety and improved overall health.
7. Sleep a lot, and make sure it’s high in quality. Aim for between seven and nine hours.
8. Try to reduce stress as much as possible.
9. Get someone who knows what they’re doing to write a training and nutrition program for you.
Source: Soph Active Life