Snack Healthy for Better Weight Loss Results
Americans love to snack, but serial snacking has the ability to sabotage your weight loss results. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t aware of what snacks are actually healthy. It’s easy to see 100-calorie snack packs and assume that snacks that come in small packages are diet friendly.
The good news is that snacking can be healthy if you choose healthy snack options. Healthy snacks can help you manage your hunger and reduce overeating at mealtimes. However, you have to make the right choices when you choose to snack. Here are a few snacking tips that can help you make healthy choices that support weight loss results.
Tip #1 – Get Familiar with Labels
Check out labels before you snack, even if the label leads you to believe the snack is healthy or low calorie. Many processed snack foods are packed with sodium and sugars, which can sabotage your weight loss results. In fact, it’s usually best to avoid processed snacks and foods with labels altogether.
Tip #2 – Choose Low Calorie Options
When you do snack, it’s usually a good idea to choose a snack that’s 100-200 calories or less. You don’t want to add too many calories to your daily intake when you snack. Most veggies and fruits are low in calories, and you still can eat portion sizes that satisfy your hunger.
Tip #3 – Go with High Fiber Snacks
You want a snack that fills you up, since it’s easy to start feeling hungry between meals. Get the most from your snack by choosing a high fiber option. Fiber not only fills you up, it also helps you stay feeling full longer, so you’re less likely to go back for a second snack or overeat later.
Don’t let snacking hurt your weight loss results. Learn more about how to choose healthy snacks as part of your weight loss plan by contacting the Metabolic Research Center today. We’ll work with you to personalize a meal plan including snacks that will help you lose weight and improve your health.
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