Believe it or not, snacking is an integral part of a great weight loss plan. Snacking helps to prevent you from over eating at meals and helps to control hunger. Choose healthy snacks that are high in water or fiber content to fill you up without the extra calories. Food groups that contain healthy snack options include fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and low-fat dairy. Plan ahead and have healthy snacks on hand so you are ready when temptation strikes.
Smart Snacking Ideas:
¼ cup hummus and carrots (~ 80 cal)
Handful of almonds (~ 100 cal)
Apple slices with 2 tsp PB (~100 cal)
1 cup Nonfat greek yogurt (~120 cal)
20 pistachios (~80 cal)
1 cup grapes (~ 60 cal)
When eating, slow down, enjoy your food, and listen to your body – only eat when hungry!