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by Lauren Schmitt, R.D.
As massage therapists, the turnaround time is typically quick between sessions, but it is necessary to keep your energy high. Snacking between sessions is a must. To keep your body nourished and satisfied for a longer period of time, pair some produce and protein. By consuming protein, your body remains full longer than it does from carbohydrates or fat. In addition, the bulkiness and fiber in fruits and vegetables will help keep you full as well.
If you are packing your snacks, try the following:
It is best to prepare foods on the evening before the first day of your work week. Bring a bag of snacks to work for the week so that you have a variety to choose from; plus, the preparation is complete for the week. Enjoy!
Lauren Schmitt is a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer specializing in individual and corporate wellness, eating disorders and weight management. She has a master's degree in family and consumer sciences from California State Unviersity at Northridge, with a concentration in nutrition. She currently owns her own business, Healthy Eating And Training Inc., where she counsels individuals and gives them tools to lead a balanced, healthy life through nutritious eating and physical activity. For more information, visit www.heatforhealth.com.