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Announcing the 30 Days of Snacking with Cynthia Sass sweepstakes!

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Cynthia is a registered dietitian, author of the New York Times bestselling book S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches (HarperOne, 2012), contributing editor to Shape magazine and the nutrition consultant to the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays.

You and a friend could be whisked away to sunny Los Angeles or lively New York City to meet with Cynthia and get a personalized, 30-day snacking plan, based on your tastes, nutrition needs and lifestyle. You’ll also get a year’s supply of almonds and a stylish tin to carry a daily handful.



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Manage Your Next Snack Attack with a Handful of Amonds

Snacks often get a bad reputation, but when created with taste, health and portion size in mind, they can become mini-meals, and a healthy habit to help keep hunger at bay.

According to Cynthia Sass, registered dietitian and author of the New York Times bestselling book “S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches,” snacks including almonds are the smartest way to get through the day because they can help manage your cravings, satisfy your hunger and provide important nutrients.

Here are e top tips from Cynthia to help stay on track with your snacks:

1. Plan ahead: Planning snacks is just as important as planning meals. When you leave these things to chance, you're far less likely to overeat or miss out on important nutrients.

Almond Tip: Keep almonds in small storage containers, resealable plastic bags, or in an almond tin at your desk or in your bag for a quick cure for the afternoon munchies.

2. Stick to a schedule: Slot in snacks between meals, specifically at mid morning and mid afternoon so you're eating every 3-5 hours. Going long stretches without food deprives your body of the fuel it needs and also slows down metabolism. 

Almond Tip: Have simple snacks like almonds on hand so you don't get too hungry and become ravenous later. For a simple mid morning snack, reach for fruit and yogurt topped with sliced almonds. To fulfill those afternoon cravings, grab a handful of seasoned whole almonds and an ounce of cheese, or 2 tablespoons of creamy almond butter with a sliced  apple. 

3. Separate the physical from the emotional: Our moods often determine our food choices as we tend to eat based on our emotions and can mistake this for feelings of hunger. Be mindful about hunger and use a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 is very hungry and 10 is very full, to help figure things out. To avoid being too hungry or too full, reach for a snack like a handful of almonds before you're a 5 on the hunger scale.

Almond Tip: Every one-ounce serving of crunchy almonds contains 3.5 grams of fiber1, which helps keep you satisfied until your next meal.

4. Listen to your instincts: You know yourself better than anyone else, so let your instincts guide you when it comes to cravings.

Almond Tip: To fulfill a sweet craving, try fresh fruit and a handful of almonds; for a savory or crunchy option, pair almond butter with whole grain pretzels or crackers. If you're looking for something creamy, try a smoothie made with fruit and almond milk. 

About Cynthia Sass
Cynthia Sass is a registered dietitian, author of the New York Times bestselling book S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches (HarperOne, 2012), and is the nutrition consultant to the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays.

Cynthia is  the nutritionist behind and co-author of the  New York Times best seller Flat Belly Diet!, and is also the co-author of the relationship book Your Diet is Driving Me Crazy: When Food Conflicts Get in the Way of Your Love Life and the Ultimate Diet Log.

She served as a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association from 2001-2007, and has a great deal of television, print and radio experience. Cynthia is also the former nutrition director and Grocery Guru columnist at Prevention magazine, previously served on Fitness magazine's advisory board and is now a contributing editor, blogger and writer for Shape magazine, the Food Coach columnist for Remedy magazine, sports nutrition columnist for Tennis magazine, and a contributing editor, columnist and the sole nutritionist for Athletes Quarterly. She’s also on the advisory board of Martha Stewart's Whole Living, Taste of Home and Healthy Cooking magazines.

To learn more about Cynthia, visit her website www.CynthiaSass.com, Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/cynthiasassfans or follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cynthiasass.

1 Good news about fat. U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend that the majority of your fat intake be unsaturated. One serving of almonds (28g) has 13g of fat and only 1g of saturated fat.

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