Can you snack your way to a healthier body?

Screen shot 2014-04-07 at 9.00.37 PMHow many times have you struggled to start your workout because you only have a few minutes and it just doesn’t seem to be worth the effort if you can’t get in a full workout? A study was recently published showing that 12 minutes of interval training 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch, and dinner was better at controlling blood sugar than doing one 30-minute steady state workout. The study referred to these pre-meal bouts of exercise as “snacks.” You didn’t think I was talking about cheese and crackers, did you?!

Aside from controlling diabetes or lowering your risk for diabetes, blood sugar affects how hungry you feel. When your blood sugar is out of whack, you tend to get ravenous and eat anything in sight, which is never a good thing. So keeping blood sugar in check is a goal that we should all have near the top of our lists. Here’s a quick pre-meal snack to get you started:

12-Minute Pre-Meal Snack

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