We all love to snack almost as much as we want to lose weight. But more often than not, our snacking habits are adding too many calories and too limited nutrients to our diets. Snacking can definitely help you get in all the nutrients you need. On the downside, mindless snacking all day—particularly on foods of little nutritional value—may result in eating too much and stuffing on unwanted pounds.
Here are the top 10 Best Snacks for Weight Loss:
- Apple Salad
The best way to lose weight is to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. That increases volume and decreases calorie density. Apples are packed with vitamins C, A , and flavonoids and with smaller amounts of phosphorus, iron, and calcium. So yes! An apple a day certainly keeps the doctor away. :)
- Oatmeal And Cinnamon
Starting your day with oatmeal with cinnamon can help jumpstart your metabolism! Oatmeal is high in fiber, a type of carbohydrate that passes through your body undigested. It is a good source of carbs too! Cinnamon is also a good source of antioxidants and stabilize blood glucose levels
Foods with a high water content can keep us feeling full. This results to eating less. :) One cup of watermelon is arund 90% water. A cup of sliced watermelon only has 45 calories in it too.
- Soy Chips
A pack of soy chips racks up as many as 7 g of soy protein in about 100 calories, which leaves room for a 1/4 cup of Guiltless dip! Depending on the dip, it'll add 60-80 calories. Not bad eh?
- Fruit Popsicles
Face it! Frozen foods takes longer to eat. PLUS, they're sweet and tangy! Not to mention full of vitamins and minerals. They're just a few calories and THEY ARE DELICIOUS.
Grubbing on yogurt is one of the most efficient ways to consume the healthy bacteria beneficial to the gut known as probiotics. We all need probiotics primarily because they are needed in regulating the digestive system and decreasing gas, diarrhea, constipation and bloating.
- Kale Chips
Munching kale chips can help with weight management when you substitute them for your usual potato chips! Kale is a nutritional powerhouse when it comes to supporting eyesight as it has increased Vitamin A in it. It also has no cholesterol and no unhealthy saturated fats making it a good choice for cardiovascular health.
- Salmon Crackers
Salmon contains a specific type of unsaturated fat called omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids lower your risk of dying from heart disease, according to Mayo Clinic. Incorporate your healthy fish with your favorite wheat crackers- viola! A healthy yummy snack.
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries
This is surely a vitamin A-rich snack. Ditch your regular fries with this healthy alternative. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A. They are also a very good source of vitamin C, B6, manganese and copper.
- Cherry Tomatoes with Goat Cheese
Goat cheese is lower in fat and calories. It is the better choice for staying fit and slim. Tomatoes are also an excellent source vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum and a whole lot of minerals.
Snacking is the best opportunity for you to fuel your body between meals! So if you are sacrificing snacks to cut calories, stop!! If you want to lose weight, you need to snack wisely.
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