Many people get in “reset” mode come the fall, but there’s no need to make drastic changes. In fact, drastic changes are very unlikely to result in long term success. Instead, embracing seasonal foods in an effort to make healthier choices can be an effective strategy.
“For example, when you want something sweet reach for dates,” says Cristie Besu, certified sports nutritionist and the founder of Eat Me Guilt Free. “These little super fall sweets are packed with 20 grams of fast-absorbing carbohydrates that are essential to building muscle after a vigorous strength workout.” While for snacking roasted or raw pumpkin seeds are a go-to. “They are great to snack on before bed because they are high in fat which help satiate hunger and attack those midnight munchies. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of iron, with 2.5 mg of iron per oz.”