5 Healthy Snacks That Top Celebrity Trainers Swear By

5 Healthy Snacks That Top Celebrity Trainers Swear By

Snacking can either be your greatest friend or foe when following a healthy eating plan or trying to lose weight, since the choices you make when snacking can either dramatically increase your calorie consumption throughout the day or stave off cravings and provide satiety until your next meal.

One group of people that has to constantly watch their weight is celebrities. Because they are in the spotlight and many times have to either lose or gain weight for roles, closely monitoring their caloric intake is a must, which is why many of them have a team of experts to help them, including personal trainers. If you want some recommendations on how to properly fuel in between meals or before or after workouts, here’s a list of healthy snacks that the top celebrity trainers swear by.

  1. Organic hummus, carrots and cucumbers are one of celebrity trainer Lucas James favorite on-the-go snacks. The carrots and cucumbers are low in calories, high in fiber and are a good source of biotin, vitamin K, molybdenum, potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. The chickpeas add some valuable plant-based protein to the meal, making it a balanced and satiating snack.
  1. Everyone loves potato chips, but they tend to be extremely high in calories, fat and sodium and offer little nutritional value. Fortunately, there are some healthier alternatives out there for people to enjoy the tasty crunch and convenience that chips provide. Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser, loves popchips for their low calories and on the go ease. “A serving of popchips is packed with flavor and a great savory, salty crunch,” says Michaels.
  1. If you’re crunched for time and low on protein, Quest bars are a low calorie protein bar that New York-based celebrity trainer Kira Stokes recommends. “It’s the easiest thing to nibble on when making the transition from one workout to another,” says Stokes. Quest bars are incredibly tasty, versatile and packed with dietary fiber. They are also friendly to anyone who is following a low carb diet because they only have a few net grams of digestible carbohydrates.
  1. Fruit and almond butter is one of LA-based Kardashian trainer Gunnar Peterson’s favorite snack combos. Fruit is densely packed with valuable fiber, phytochemicals and micronutrients and the almond butter is an excellent source of healthy fats and protein. The simplicity of the combination makes it easy to take with you on the go and is incredibly filling.
  1. Whether it a quick breakfast or snack, avocado and toast is a great meal that celebrity trainer Bob Harper recommends. By replacing the fatty butter and sugary jam most people pile on their toast with avocado, you will be saving yourself over 100 calories and incorporating healthy fats and protein into your diet.

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, Celebrity Personal Trainer and Fitness & Nutrition Expert headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in helping men and women achieve weight loss, muscle building, toning and other customized fitness & nutrition programs to create a Healthy Lifestyle. James offers private luxury personal training, 12-week custom workout plans, and personalized nutrition meal plans. Follow on Google+.

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