Snacks For Weight Loss You Actually Want To Eat
Let’s be honest. Dieting can turn us into rigid rule-followers. We try to go cold turkey on all the bad foods, cut out a ton of calories, cross our fingers, and hope our bodies will quickly adjust to the drastic change.
Not only is going cold turkey aggressive, it’s also a bad health strategy. Instead, what you need to do is to find healthy foods that satisfy your cravings and your body’s nutritional needs so that you don’t have to take such drastic measures.
Start with this list. We’ve got 6 weight-loss snacks to keep you full and satisfied that won’t taste like cardboard. We’re sticklers for snacks that not only make you feel good, but taste good too.
Health nuts go nuts for mixed nuts. Nuts are packed full of nutrients and antioxidants. While they’re high in both calories and fat, regularly eating nuts is not associated with gaining weight. In fact, these nuggets of goodness are linked with a 31% lower risk of weight gain!
Regularly snacking on nuts can boost weight loss and improve your cholesterol. They may even increase the amount of fat and calories you burn.With so many varying flavor profiles, it’ll be easy to find a nut that you like.
Veggies and Hummus
Guess what’s behind a strong, healthy body, long glossy hair, and glowing blemish-free skin?
Veggies and hummus.
3.5 oz of hummus is packed with about 8 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. A national survey even found that people who regularly eat chickpeas or hummus were 53% less likely to be obese. They had a lower BMI, and their waist size was an average of 2.2 inches smaller.
It’s time to jump on the hummus bus. Pair it with micronutrient-packed veggies, and you’ll be snacking smart, strong, with skin that’s glowing.
There’s just something about crunchy, salty, and tasty snacks that can’t be beat.
Beans are humble, but they’re powerful. Women who eat beans regularly have less body fat and a smaller waist. Our puffs pack a whooping 4 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber to keep your snacking game nutritious and healthy. That’s why beans are the core ingredient in our zesty puffs. Grab yourself a bag, and join those lean, bean-lovin’ ladies.
Yogurt and Berries
Adding this creamy treat to your daily diet may boost fat loss and trim the tummy. Berries are the perfect topping. These summer jewels bring a slew of health benefits, including regulating your blood sugar, boosting your metabolism, and fighting belly fat.
High protein yogurts, like Greek or Icelandic Skyr, will help you feel satisfied and possibly burn extra calories. Dairy protein offers particular enzyme inhibitors and amino acids that burn fat in our bodies.
Yogurt can even turn you into a muscle-building, calorie-burner while you sleep. The casein protein found in Greek yogurt increases muscle building into the wee hours. Enjoy a late-night parfait, and become a toned and lean greek-yogurt goddess overnight.
Celery and Peanut Butter
If you were stranded on an island with fields upon fields of celery, you’d starve. Celery contains fewer calories than it takes for our bodies to digest it, so while you’d be crunching away, your body would be withering away.
For those of us who don’t mind the idea of burning a few extra calories in a day simply by eating, celery is a top-notch snack. Pair your celery with a tablespoon or two of protein-packed peanut butter so you feel satisfied and full after snacking.
Dark Chocolate and Almonds
The sweet, sweet science of chocolate tells us what we want to hear: Chocolate is healthy. Well, at least dark chocolate is. The healthiest dark chocolate contains a cocoa percentage of 70% or higher. This degree of darkness is packed with more antioxidants and brings all those happy-body benefits.
A moderate amount of dark chocolate can also help you lose weight. Its monounsaturated fatty acids improve our metabolisms and help our bodies rapidly burn calories. Plus, dark chocolate curbs cravings, making it easier to make healthy decisions throughout the day.
Add on a handful of almonds, and you’ve found a snack that is truly magnifique! Almonds are low in carbs and high in protein and fiber. They’ll help you feel full and satisfied, and they pair beautifully with a bite of dark chocolate.
Did you figure out our smart snacking secret?
Each of the snacks on our list is packed with protein. Protein is the secret ingredient to a snack that satisfies. Plus, pairing carby foods with protein foods reduces spikes in blood sugar—a huge culprit linked to weight gain and excess body fat. Get out of here carby snacks!
The ultimate between-meal munchie is packed with protein and fiber but tastes like you’ve traveled back in time to the pre-diet days. Healthy living doesn’t have to be boring, and healthy food doesn't have to taste like a chore.
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