Folks often ask what the heck are some of the healthy snacking options for them during the day. Plenty are out there. One great selection to throw in your lunch bag is pop chips. These chips are tastier and better for you than a lot of the other chip options out there.

As in the name they are popped and not fried or baked. This is what makes them healthier and flavorful. Among their flavors are barbeque, sweet potato and jalepeno. Along with the label on the bags, check out the company’s pledge.

“our pledge: no fake colors, no fake flavors, no preservatives, no fluorescent orange fingertips, and no wiping your greasy chip hand on your jeans. no, really. we only use ingredients you can feel good about eating. and we leave out the bad stuff, like hydrogenated oils and msg, that give snacking a bad name. because popchips have no preservatives, make sure to get a good chip clip after opening the bag to keep our popped chips fresh. or better yet, just eat them all at once.”

Enjoy it alongside a Greek yogurt or even with peanut butter on the plain ones and feel good about yourself for not going to the snack machine.

Natasha Linton
"Top Rising Star in Personal Training"
-National Fitness Hall of Fame and Museum

Peak 20 Worout Creator

How to Optimize Your Time in the Gym With Your Post Workout Meal

To design a sexy body requires rest, exercise and healthy nutritional habits. When it comes to nutrition it matters what is consumed before and it especially matters what is consumed after the workout for the day. The goal of the post workout meal is to promote recovery and growth and repair of damaged tissue. The post workout meal maximizes your efforts in the gym thus it is possible for your efforts to go to waste if not eating properly exercise.

Here is more on why the post workout meal is important. After a workout, it is essential to quickly refill the body with the needed nutrients to start the repair and rebuilding process. This is important no matter what your fitness goals are. The meals after your workout should include carbs and protein. During a workout muscle carbohydrate depletion will occur. The body uses carbs for energy so your meal must include carbohydrates. And protein is needed to rebuild muscles. Again, this is needed no matter your fitness goals. Remember that planning is key for success here. You've failed to plan when you say you didn't eat a meal at all after your workout because you didn't have the time to prepare anything. As the old saying goes, if you fail to plan then you plan to fail.

Remember, the goal of the post workout meal is not to make you fat, but to promote workout recovery. This is why it is important what is consumed after the workout.

Here are great options especially if you are a busy person:

• low fat chocolate milk
• protein shakes
• nutrition bars
• yogurt and fresh fruit

I invite you to email for your sample Peak 20 Workout / nutritional guide.
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Natasha Linton
NYC Personal Trainer
Top Rising Star in Personal Training
-National Fitness Hall of Fame and Museum