Choosing healthy snacks rather than snacks filled with fat and calories will make losing weight much easier. When you feel like you need a snack, go ahead and have one. Just make sure you choose wisely and you can still lose weight!
Here are some of my favorite healthy snack choices:
Fresh fruits and vegetables.
Your healthiest snacks are going to be those that are as close to nature as possible. This means keeping fresh fruits and vegetables on hand.
Potato chip alternatives.
If one of your weaknesses is potato chips, there's a healthy alternative that's easy, convenient, and will give you a satisfying crunch.
When you get home from the grocery store, wash and cut up your vegetables into handy snack sizes so they'll be easy to grab when you're seeking a quick snack:
- Baby carrots
- Celery Sticks
- Cherry or grape tomatoes
Sometimes crunchy vegetables won't meet your needs when you're craving chips! If this is the case, you may want the salt and the crunch that celery sticks just won't satisfy.
Nuts and seeds
- Whole wheat pretzels might do the trick.
- Dip your pretzel in some peanut butter for additional taste to bolster your metabolism.
are additional healthy snacks you can eat when you're trying to lose weight. They're full of nutrients your body needs, and can be great choices.
- Be careful when eating nuts and seeds, however, as they're high in fat content and calories and eating too many could blow your diet for the day. Keep portion sizes small.
can also be a great snack for someone trying to lose weight. The key is to eat light popcorn or air popped popcorn rather than adding butter or other toppings to it.