THE IMPORTANCE OF SNACKING with Koia
A topic we’ve been eager to discuss! As simple as it may sound, snacks and meals cause a lot of stress for a lot of people …
We all know that food is energy. And in order to get through our busy days (and workouts) we need to stay consistently fueled & energized. This means eating adequately in order to sustain our blood sugar levels. Eating nourishing foods frequently allows us to show up as our best selves and operate at our highest levels. It can be hard to focus when your stomach is rumbling or when you’re too busy day dreaming about lunch. The term “hangry” is actually scientific – it’s literally when blood sugar levels drop and we get tired, irritated, unable to focus, etc. This is why convenient, nourishing snacks are something we never leave the house without!
A snack we love to have on hand are Koia Drinks. They’re delicious, refreshing, filling and help us stay sustained and energized in between meals. Here’s how having them with us on-the-go has contributed to us showing up as our best selves:
1. Mindful Eating.
Ever ‘save’ your appetite up for a specific meal only to find yourself totally ravenous when that meal finally rolls around? Going into a meal too hungry can seriously backfire. It’s much more likely that we’ll make poor food choices (that don’t honor our body) because our stomachs can’t keep up with our brains!
Having our Koia drinks on hand helps keep us satiated in between meals so we can arrive to a meal feeling ready to eat mindfully. The drinks last 7-10 days after opening, so don’t worry if you don’t drink the whole bottle, you can always save it for later.
2. Workout Fuel.
A very active lifestyle definitely comes with the territory of a workout based blog. So you could definitely say we’re familiar with fueling our bodies for a sweat. It’s never comfortable to begin a workout too full OR too hungry (for those of you who can workout on an empty stomach, kudos to you – but we personally need to have something in our stomachs an hour or so before exercising).
Finding a balanced snack is key: we love the fact that Koia is packed with protein yet doesn’t make us feel overly full before we break a sweat. It’s just the perfect amount to get us fueled pre workout and restore our bodies post workout.
3. Healthy Convenience.
We have super busy schedules (and we’re sure most of you can relate) – so whenever we carve out time to crank out work, we really want to make the most of it. The last thing we want to do is spend this precious time fixated on food or worry about finding a decent snack.
Being that Koia is such a convenient option, it’s a no-brainer for us to just pop one into our bags and drink it on-the-go throughout the day. We also love that it’s low in sugar, which helps us avoid a sugar crash later on. Not to mention, it’s a great addition to other snacks and meals! We personally love using Koia as a substitute for milk in our chia pudding or adding it into our oatmeal for a boost of protein and flavor.
4. Straight Up Happiness.
We don’t know about you, but we want to genuinely enjoy our snacks – it adds a little joy to our busy day to day. Having raw almonds sounds good in theory, but when we’re actually craving a snack, we generally don’t gravitate towards things of that nature. Koia drinks really hit the spot in this way because they’re super tasty, yet a healthy option.
All of that said – it’s important to remember that we are human & aren’t perfectly mindful at every meal! All we can do is try our best, be prepared for the day ahead & share our tips along the way.
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