Everyone loves to snack, and the ability to snack while losing weight at the same time is something that sounds to good to be true.
But it’s possible. Unfortunately, those who take the wrong kind of food as a snack tend to gain weight instead of losing it, mostly because they add a lot of calories while decreasing the nutrients from the snacks themselves.
It just doesn’t have to be that way. When you do it right, snacking can refill your energy and give you all of your nutritional needs.
Eating snacks with the right amount of nutrients and calories will help keep you body energized and better yet, help you lose weight.
Protein combined with exercising can fuel your muscle, increasing the number of calories you will burn.
Fiber is there to help improve digestion while keeping you away from unnecessary fats and sugars. Even though there is still no food that will literally burn fat as you consume it (blame science for that), smart choices are the key here.
These following snacks not only help you lose weight faster, they boost your metabolism as well:
A fruit combined with a glass of milk.
Any fruit will do the trick as long as you combine it with some low fat milk that adds a bit of protein to your snack.
This little snack can give you a great amount of Omega-3 oils and protein as well.
If you choose energy bars as your snack, look for those that have less than 200 calories, a good amount of protein and fiber as well.
Some kinds of nuts can also help you passively lose weight, while you’re not doing anything, but be careful, as you don’t want to take too many of them and exceed the 200 calorie limit for a snack.
Re-posted with permission of our friends wellmindness.com