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Hey Number Cruncher!

By Vega on January 29, 2014, categorized in Plant-based Nutrition

Hey Number Cruncher!

Numbers, numbers everywhere. Jumping out of the grocery shelves at you. Peeping around the corners in your pantry. Screaming at you from the menu at the coffee shop. You just can’t seem to avoid that running tally going on in your head. Whether you’re counting calories, carbohydrates or grams of protein, remember that not all calories are created equally. It’s time to make them count, nutritionally!

Make #OneChange to your daily accounting by shifting your focus to not just on calories, but what’s in those calories. Try these tips:

Add nutrients — not calories

Vega One scores the best kind of brownie points. Not only is it a nutrient dense option (hello three servings of greens and vitamin and mineral blend), but it has 15 grams of complete plant-based protein and 6 grams of fiber, all with just 150 calories per serving.

Hush hanger

It’s not fair when hunger pangs get in between friends. Don’t let yourself get to the point of hanger (anger caused by hunger) by fitting in consistent meals throughout the day. Focus on satiety and fullness to get the most out of your calories by boosting fiber and protein. Adding in more fibrous veggies is a great way to start.

Swap out the snack pack

100 calories is 100 calories right? Unfortunately, that 100-calorie snack pack of cookies just won’t keep you satisfied for much longer than 30 minutes. Look for more nutrient dense options like fruit or nuts to keep you fuller while still within your budget.

Let us know how your mornings are looking now by tweeting or instagraming a photo using #OneChange.

 

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