Thanks for all the emails!
I'll answer all the emails here, in the order I received them, and the first was from Carlos, asking for inspiration for healthy, protein-based snacks to that he can eat during the day, if he gets hungry between meals.
So, with only minimal faffing about, here is a useful list of healthy, high protein snacks for you to screengrab and keep to hand!
- Hard-boiled eggs (these will keep in the fridge for up to a week)
- A tub of cottage cheese
- A tub of Greek yoghurt or Skyr, that Icelandic yoghurt
- A glass of milk
- A handful of nuts
- A pack of pre-cooked chicken
- Protein bars and other pre-packed snacks, e.g. Bounce Protein balls or Maximuscle bars
- An apple and nut butter (personally I think this sounds revolting, but some people swear by it)
- A protein shake - home made with a powder, or pre-bought - avoid For Goodness Shakes if you're trying to lose fat, as they're high in sugar (and taste foul)
- Beef jerky or Biltong
- Home made protein balls
- A pack of cooked prawns
- A can of tuna or sardines
Not necessarily high in protein, but also considerably healthier than a Snickers...
- A handful of olives
- A piece of fruit ("But the sugars in the fruit!" Oh COME ON, you do not need to worry about the sugars in fruit unless you're eating all of it)
- Celery and nut butter
- Carrot batons and low fat humus
That should be enough to get you through the next week, let me know how you get on!
Matt "eggs!" Boyles