When we think of healthy snacks for weight loss we think of cutting back on calories and depriving ourselves. But don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of delicious, filling healthy snacks which will leave you feeling full and happy while you lose weight.
Not only are eggs extremely delicious and packed with nutrients, research has shown that it actually helps in weight loss. Choose to have eggs for breakfast to start your day right. You don’t have to eat it just one way. There are so many recipes online you can try to whip up a healthy and exciting meal. You reap all the benefits of nutrient-packed eggs by doing that.
2. Whole Wheat
You can have both pasta and bread as long as you choose whole wheat. Yes, you heard me right. You don’t necessarily cut out carbs from your diet completely. You simply need to choose whole wheat which has grain and fibre that promote good digestion.
Topped with berries or sliced bananas, some honey and milk, have a bowl of oatmeal for a healthy and nourishing breakfast. We can promise that you won’t be hungry for a while.
Oatmeal is an affordable food option and is rich in healthy carbs and fibre. Have it a couple of times a week and see how well it works as a belly-buster.
Contrary to popular belief, the super delicious and nutritious banana does promote weight loss. It is rich in fibre and resistant starch which aid in digestion. It is also a good snack of choice because it is heavy in the tummy. After having just one, you feel full and satisfied and the feeling lasts for quite some time. As a strategy, some have one a few minutes before a meal. That keeps them from over-indulging.
5. Lean Meat
Snacking on turkey or chicken breast slices is not such a bad idea. You can have it with whole wheat bread as well, as a meal option. Just take it easy on what you choose to flavour it with. Stick to lettuce and tomatoes.
Having lean meat is a good way to burn fat. The protein from the food you eat is converted by the body into energy and muscle. The more muscle you have the more fat you use up and get rid of.
Yup, milk does not only give us strong bones. Studies have found that two nutrients found in milk, whey and casein, are useful in blasting fat and building our muscles. Milk is also rich in calcium which has been found to promote fat loss.
7. Bell Peppers
The health benefits that bell peppers contribute to our body goes beyond its delicious taste. The vegetable is packed with nutrients and essential vitamins, like Vitamin A and C, and is an antioxidant that can help you lose unwanted pounds and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is a good snack choice and each serving amounts to only 37 calories. Talk about super food – this delicious vegetable has so much to offer.
8. Green Tea
Said to be one of the healthiest beverages of choice, green tea is packed with nutrients that not only promotes weight loss but even improves brain function and lowers the risk of cancer. Green tea is also a very good antioxidant and is a product most commonly found in fat burning supplements.
Beans, beans and more beans! These super foods are full of nutrients like fibre, protein and slow-burning carbohydrates. They are also considered a good weight-loss food. One study concluded that people who regularly ate beans had in fact smaller waistlines than those who didn’t. This could be a result of the fact that legumes are high in fibre. One cup has around 15 grams which is 60% of what we need daily. Studies show that we lose 7 calories with every gram of fibre we take.
With so many ways to eat it, this low-calorie, high fibre vegetable has so much nutrients to offer us. It is rich in Vitamin A and B; and a cup offers 37% of our daily Vitamin C needs. It is also a very good source of potassium which supports muscle contraction and maintains the bodies fluid balance.