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Eat your soup!

By on April 30, 2008

Question: Current dieting advice tells you to eat smaller meals throughout the day, or to have small snacks throughout the day as opposed to three big meals. I work in an office setting and find it tough to find healthy food that I can easily bring to work and eat at my desk. Any suggestions on easy snacks that I could bring to work?

– Nicholas

Answer: Yes I’m a big fan of teaching your body to burn through fuel. If it is fuel that is good for the body. I wouldn’t expect you or anyone to use crude oil to power your brand new Chevy Avalanche. I’d expect you to use premium grade unleaded gasoline. Why? Because that’s what keeps the truck running clean and that will cost you less in the long run. The same goes for your body and the cleanest fuel for your body are fruits and vegetables and just to clue you in most fruits and vegetables are portable and don’t need refrigeration. And if you’re one of those people that need to have your food cut into little pieces like when you were seven. They have things called sandwich bags that are very helpful in holding things such as “fruits” and “vegetables”. Some of my favorite fruits that are portable are apples, oranges, peaches, grapes, Strawberries. Salads can also go in Glad bags and thrown on a plate.

No one realizes that soup, yes soup, I believe is the best food to help with dieters as well as non-dieters. Because soup is portable and doesn’t necessarily need to be micro waved to taste good. Clear soups have all the ingredients that are usually good and healthy for you. I specifically like “Healthy Choice” Chicken Noodle if you’re shopping at a regular grocery store. If you’re shopping at a specialty store, ask the clerks, they’re usually pretty knowledgeable about salt and other ingredients that we may want to stay away from. If you would like to get my friend Jayson Hunter’s 100 Calorie Snack Guide go to and sign up under the Book graphic (in the lower right corner of the site).

Keep eating healthy and exercising.