How Team LC Is Changing Our Snack Habits

If you’re like us, then you probably made a list of 2016 resolutions a few weeks ago, and many of them included cleaning up your health and fitness habits. Because, let’s be honest—it’s pretty common to feel motivated to kick up your health game during the first month of a new year. All of us on Team LC fell into the January cliché and made our inspiring resolutions for the year to come too… But did you know that studies show that 46% of people who make resolutions lose sight of them after one month? That is one statistic that we personally didn’t want to become a part of. So, we’re holding ourselves accountable today by letting you know about one of Team LC’s overarching resolutions this year: snacking smarter during the work day.

To each of us, snacking smarter means different things (and we’ll get to that in a minute!), but one factor we all found in common was that it helps to have healthy bites on hand, like NatureBox. We’ve told you about our love of NatureBox before (here, here and here), and this New Year’s goal of ours has really turned our focus to the delicious and healthy snacks we get in our NatureBox. We choose from a variety of snacks in the snack catalog, all of which are made from high quality ingredients with no artificial additives. Then, we get the box delivered right to our work. We love to fill ours with golden apple tea biscuits, ranch kale chips and chocolate quinoa granola. They taste as delicious as they sound, and they aren’t full of preservatives or artificial colors and flavors.

How Team LC is cutting out junk food in 2016...

So, without further ado, take a peek below to read about how we’re cutting out junk food this year and shifting our nutritional goals for the better. And don’t miss our giveaway at the bottom of this post, too!

We're keeping healthy snacks on hand at Team LC. Here's why...

“I want to have healthy snacks visible so I reach for the right stuff.”
When I’m sitting at my desk and focused on work, the last thing I want to do is get up and pause my productivity when I want a snack. So, I like to have snacks that are visible and readily available to stave off hunger between meals. The only problem is… If there are unhealthy snacks around, they will get eaten. Especially when I’m in the zone and reaching for whatever is closest to nibble on. This year, I’m making an effort to fill my NatureBox with healthy options each month and keep them in places around the office where I can see them. That way, when I feel a hint of a stomach growl, I’ll have ranch kale chips, lemon tea biscuits and sriracha roasted cashews at the ready. Rachel, LaurenConrad.com Editor

Why you should treat yourself to healthier snacks.

“I’m trying to change my ‘cheat’ snacks.”
I’m a big believer that everyone needs to have a cheat treat every once in a while. Otherwise, if you deprive yourself, you might find yourself bingeing on all of the indulgences you didn’t let yourself have. When I’m working at the Team LC headquarters, it’s hard to resist one of the homemade cookies someone brings in, or a slice of TGIF pizza. So, I’m focusing on resisting these junk food snacks, and making my cheat treats a little healthier. I’ve recently fallen in love with the mini Belgian waffles that come in my NatureBox. They’re actually better than any chocolate chip cookies I would buy at the store! Having them on hand right by my desk eliminates impulse junk food purchases to snack on during the workday—but I still feel like I’m indulging in something decadent and delicious. It’s a win-win. Ilana, LaurenConrad.com Editor

How we kicked refined sugar to the curb with NatureBox snacks...

“I’m vowing to cut out refined sugar.”
Experts say that most Americans eat about five times the amount of sugar they should consume. And I must confess: I’m someone who loves sour gummy candy… I crave it. But unfortunately, eating this sugary stuff leaves me with headaches, less energy throughout the day, and continuous cravings for junk food. The idea of an afternoon sweet treat often sounds good, but the sugar low that follows is just not worth it. So this year, I’m trying to go a full 12 months with no refined sugar in my diet. It’s going to be tough, but I have a game plan: When I feel my sweet tooth coming on, I’m planning on reaching for dried fruit like NatureBox’s big island pineapple, which are delicious and only have one ingredientdried pineapple. Wish me luck! Allison, LaurenConrad.com Editor

As busy working girls who sit at our desks all day long, the way we snack can really make or break how we feel during the day. We hope you’ll help hold us accountable for these resolutions we’ve made today, and we encourage you to share your healthy snacking habits in the comments too. And, if you want to try the delicious snacks from NatureBox, you can get 50% off your first box today!

Your snack choices make or break how you feel throughout the day.

And now for that giveaway…

One lucky LaurenConrad.com reader will have the chance to win one year of snacks from NatureBox!

This is pretty amazing, if you ask us. That’s an entire year of customizing your very own shipment of sweet and savory snacks that will be delivered to you. And they’re healthy, too.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Browse NatureBox’s snack catalog by clicking here and make a mental note of the snacks you’d want to include in your box.
  2. Comment below letting us know what those favorite snacks are. We know there are too many to choose, but try your best to narrow it down!
  3. Check back in a week from today, on Thursday February 4th when we will announce the winner. Good luck everyone!

Are you going to enter this giveaway?

What NatureBox snacks look the most delicious to you?

Let us know in the comments below!

XO Team LC

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Giveaway Restrictions: Giveaway (and discount) open to residents in the US and Canada only.
Photos: jessi burrone photography for laurenconrad.com
Sources: University of Scranton. Journal of Clinical Psychology, Natasa Janicic-Kahric via the Washington Post
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