But first, a little snack of gratitude...
Randy just got offered a full time job at the water agency. I'm so proud of him I am crying and smiling and laughing at the same time.
He said... workworkwork..
I said yes and Nibbles Fitness still matters.
As I was taking this picture 📷
And he said 👍 yes.
And what I see in the mirror matters!
And that I'm doing everything with my doctors and PT to make sure I can walk for the rest of my life matters.
And whatever I get to do at the gym matters.
And whatever I get to eat is a blessing, and as is budgeting in the supplements into the food plan with small portions.
Everything always matters, no matter the situation, stress, emotions, and crazy civil war in the US.
It always matters.
What I see in the mirror and how I feel about it and my integrity matters far more than what anyone thinks or whatever narrative they might assume about me.
Thus, what I have for a food snack matters too.
The challenge to you...
Since I have not yet given away this month's Visa gift card, here's what we'll do... for the rest of the month whoever makes a post in the forum, with a picture of a beautiful healthy snack 100-200 calories, bonus points if over 10 grams of protein, will be in the drawing for the gift card.
A picture of the food, put in a little effort to make the picture as beautiful as possible.
List the calories and macros in the caption.
Only one post a day for this challenge
Bonus points for 10g or more of protein in the snack
Posted in the forum in the category of "Recipes and Meal Plans"
Why do it this way? Because I don't have all the answers on what snacks are best. It depends. It depends on many factors.
I personally don't have snacks often. I plan my little mini meals that I sometimes call snack meals. My meals are small, because I am very tiny and that means my calorie limit is kid size, which means my meals are what some people would call snacks.
Instead, I make it a game to fast until my next mini snack meal. If I feel I can't take the stress of that, I have a small snack, but if I do it means I take it from one of my planned meals, or have to take something out of on of my planned meals. Sometimes after thinking that through, why not fast a couple hours and get my full meal?
You can plan in your snacks too, and have them whenever you feel you need them.
Because you already made your plan right?
If you haven't make your full meal plan for the day, why not?
Let's hold the line.
PS Here are some snacks:
1/2 cup yogurt with 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds OR 1 teaspoon honey
4 ounces of potato with salsa
10-20 almonds, pistachios, or other nuts
A frozen banana or mango cubes
A smoothie with Almond milk and any other protein per your diet style.
1 cup of vegetable soup, blended tomato, blended butternut squash. Make your own so it meets your calorie requirements. Add collagen.