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Fat Burning and Muscle Building Snacks

You can burn fat, build muscle, and crush any midday craving, but you need the right weapons. Here is your office arsenal.

You’re Craving: Candy

Why: Your brain is begging for sugar, either to release endorphins or raise blood-sugar levels. Either way, the other possible culprit might surprise you. “Caffeinated beverages [like coffee] can increase blood-sugar levels, and when those levels come back down you can experience cravings for sweets,” Bottone says.

Candy Alternative: The Burn Fat Option

Snap Infusion Supercandy

These low-cal, low-carb jelly beans; gummy candies; and caramels deliver beneficial, free radical–fighting antioxidants, cell-supporting electrolytes, and energizing B vitamins to kick your metabolism into high gear and snap your mind into focus. snapinfusion.com

Candy Alternative: The Build Muscle Option

GNC Pro Performance RapidDrive Glutamine 2500 Power Chews

Talk about a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Each of these soft chews delivers 2,500mg of glutamine, one of the most important amino acids for building lean muscle. Glutamine also plays a key role in hydrating muscle cells and preventing muscle breakdown. gnc.com

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