Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss
Your stomach is growling, but lunch is hours away. You could indulge yourself with a snack, but you think it's best to grit your teeth and wait for lunch. Not so, if weight loss is your goal.
Although you may feel guilty about snacking, snacks aren't necessarily bad. In fact, well-planned weight-loss diets, such as The Mayo Clinic Diet, allow for snacks to help manage hunger and reduce bingeing. Eating a healthy snack of a piece of fruit or some raw veggies can tame your hunger without ruining your appetite for your next meal.
The key to incorporating snacks into your weight-loss plan is to keep moderation and balance in mind.
Low calorie snacks are the most popular type of snacks that people consider for weight loss. Although some low calorie snacks such as vegetables and fruits are an excellent choice, many others leave you feeling unfulfilled and still hungry.
One healthy alternative is high fiber snacks. Fiber rich snacks are highly recommended by nutritionists because they not only leave you feeling full, but they also keep your system cleaned out and functioning properly.
1. 1 rye crisp bread with cottage cheese and a pinch of garam masala.
2. Small serve of tuna mixed with natural yoghurt and herbs, spread onto 3 celery sticks.
3. 4 carrot sticks, 2 cherry tomatoes, and 4 green beans served with guacamole dip.
4. 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce with 1 slice of wholegrain bread, toasted, and cut into 4 strips for dunking.
5. Frozen yoghurt lollipops.
6. 2 multi grain crackers topped with a small serve of cheddar cheese and sliced green grapes.
7. 1 tablespoon of mixed seeds, 3 strips of red pepper, 2 thick slices of mushroom.