Are you looking forward to losing some pounds but can’t give up on your love for snacks? Well, you don’t have to. The reason you could not lose the extra fat till now may be your choice of snacks. This category of foods has some healthy alternatives too which can help you get lean and stay healthy at the same time.
Here is a checklist of healthy snacks for you to choose from:
- Mixed Nuts
The best snack for weight loss is mixed nuts. They are a perfect combination of fat, fiber, and protein. Although there is no direct connection between weight loss and mixed nuts, mixed nuts are not known to cause weight gain. Nuts contain unsaturated fats, and these do not cause any shift in the scale. Even if again occurs, it is not much. Some of the best nuts include walnuts, brazil nuts, pistachios, peanuts, almonds, and cashews. Be sure to eat them in moderation as the fat content is slightly high.
Three cups of popcorn contain 4 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and 1 gram of fat which amount to only 110 calories. This means it has the right amount of fiber, is low in fat content and contains protein too. The nutritional content ensures it provides ample energy for the day.
Popcorn helps you take a break from juices and other snacks. The crunch ineach munch will make the snack even more delightful. Keep it free of additives, especially salt, and enjoy it on your way to a leaner you.
- Sun-dried Red tomatoes
These little red beauties are a good source of protein. In addition, they contain iron, Vitamins C and Kand lycopene (an antioxidant).1 cup of sun-dried tomatoes contains only 30 grams of carbohydrates, 6.6 grams of fiber, 7.6 grams of protein and 1.6 grams of fat. 100 grams of sun-dried tomatoes contain a little over 200 calories.
They are available either in the dried form or dipped in oil (can be used to prepare different recipes and are relatively softer). One can prepare sandwiches, salads, dressings, sauces and more. Addition of herbs can make eating the recipes even more delightful.
Yes, it is healthy, but not the sweet or milky kind. Only dark chocolate is known for its weight loss benefits. It is less processed and the cocoa content is 70% or higher. Dark chocolate helps reduce your cravings. Flavanols present in it are known for lowering blood sugar levels and decreasing body fat. Dark chocolate helps you feel full and helps control your appetite. Dark chocolate helps reduce stress levels too.Stress makes you eat more. With reduced stress you may eat less and not gain extra weight gain.
You can have yogurt, hummus, bananas, and/or avocados too. These are also healthier snack options for losing weight.Eat as per your mood. We have provided you with enough options.
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