Best Snacks For Weight Loss.
If you’re like most of us, you have probably discovered that starving yourself when you’re trying to lose weight simply does not work. You may want to snack during the day but you’re not sure what to eat that won’t sabotage your weight loss efforts. So, here are some great foods that you can snack on without ruining your diet.
Canned Tuna or Salmon
This is a great snack in a can. It can easily be carried with you, has very few calories and is high in protein. It can even be spiced up with a little low fat mayonnaise or salad dressing to make it extra tasty.
This is often thought of as a breakfast food but it makes a great snack as well. It is high in protein and includes some dairy while being low in calories.
Peanut butter is a filling, healthy snack that can keep your hunger at bay for several hours. It can be spread on light bread or crackers and makes a great low-calorie snack.
Fat-Free Plain Yogurt
Yogurt, of course, not only makes a great low-calorie snack but it can also be used instead of mayonnaise when you are preparing some meals. It is particularly good when used in salad dressing recipes that call for a lot of mayonnaise. Try it and you wonít be able to tell the difference.
You will be able to get a controlled amount of calories and fat while still feeling like you have eaten a sweet when you have an energy bar. Many dieters claim that this is an easy way to get their chocolate fix without ruining their diet.
I know, this probably sounds like a terrible idea. But itís really true that you burn more calories eating celery than it contains. It is great dipped in low-fat dressing or peanut butter and you will feel no guilt when eating it.
Baby carrots are especially low in calories and they are a great way to get your fiber. They are good and absolutely delicious when dipped in low-fat ranch dressing.
A bag of dried fruit is a great take-along snack. Bring along a variety bag and youíll never get bored with your choices. These fruits are great for an afternoon pick-me-up snack no matter where you find yourself.
Fat-Free Cool Whip
This is a terrific snack. It tastes like ice cream and can be topped with either fresh or frozen fruit. Both the fruit and the Cool Whip are low in calories but are still such a sweet, satisfying snack.
Canned and Fresh Fruit
Canned pineapple chunks, for example, make an excellent snack for between meals. Just put the can in the refrigerator the night before or for several hours and it will be chilled and perfect by the time you are ready to eat it. This works with any canned fruit or fruit combos.
Vanilla and Banana Smoothie
This tastes like a milkshake but it’s still very good for you. It can easily be made by combining 1/3 cup sliced banana with º cup Greek yogurt and a handful of ice. Blend until smooth and enjoy. This is a particularly easy way to indulge your sweet tooth while watching your weight.
Core one small apple and fill it with 1 teaspoon brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Bake the apple until it is tender or, for a very quick snack, put it in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. This is a delicious snack.
Well, that’s it. These are just a few of the low-calorie and satisfying snacks that will help you lose weight. They are good for you and great for your waistline.