advice from yoga & pilates instructor KRISTIN MCGEE: KEEP ALMONDS ON HAND
We all know what it's like to be out on-the-go, totally hungry with no options in sight. That's why Kristin McGee, a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor whose clients includeTina Fey, Steve Martin, Christine Taylor Stiller, LeAnn Rimes, and Bethenny Frankel, recommends packing an Altoids-sized container of raw almonds with you at all times. A small portion of any raw nut helps to keep your blood sugar stable.
"The perfect portion size of about 22 almonds, 15 cashews, or eight halves will fit in one, and studies have proven that people who eat nuts weigh less and eat less overall," McGee says. "The belly-slimming monounsaturated fats are excellent, and each type of nut has great benefits—walnuts have omega-3s and almonds are high in vitamin E. Plus, a little Altoids tin can fit in a purse pocket anywhere, so there's no excuse!"