The Best Snacks for Weight Loss
It’s that time of day again: even though it seems like you just ate, you’re hungry already and
thinking about snacks. There’s no way you can focus on work or get your chores done until that
pit of hunger in your stomach goes away.
But you’ve been trying to lose weight, and all this snacking isn’t helping. That’s why we’ve put
together a list of healthy snacks that you can always depend on when those inconvenient
cravings kick in at the worst time.
Hummus is a great alternative dip to the much fattier queso and ranch dressings of the world.
Adding a tangy zip to every bite, you can have hummus with a huge variety of snack foods, like
crackers, chips, carrots, celery, and any other healthy bites you can think of. But as with
everything, the key is moderation.
2. Turkey jerky
Turkey jerky is one of the best ways to meet your daily protein quota without simultaneously
blowing the roof off your calorie and fat counts. One ounce of jerky contains 13 grams of protein
to only one gram of fat. That means you can have the satisfaction of eating meat without the
regret of a bloated stomach.
Some dieticians believe that nuts are too fatty to be considered a dieting food, but it depends on
what kind of nuts you eat. Pistachios are full of healthy fats that are essential to a healthy diet,
and they contain fiber that will help you feel full quickly and maintain that feeling of fullness.
Once a rare appetizer at sushi restaurants, now edamame has made its way into mainstream
grocery stores as a healthy snack. Edamame is the Japanese name for boiled soybeans. They
can be prepared virtually anyway you can think of, whether sprinkled with paprika or drizzled in
low-sodium soy sauce. Plus eating each pod slowly and individually helps with portion control.
No one single food will make your weight loss goals come true. It comes down to a healthy diet
overall and making sure you eat smaller portions of the foods that you’re used to.
If you have other questions about healthy diet foods, we will be happy to answer them at your local Family