Thursday, April 6, 2017

Top 6 Weight Loss Friendly Snacks

"I am trying to lose weight but I can't keep my hands off of candies!", "My sweet tooth always gets the best of me!", "Sodas are my weakness", "I cannot stop munching crisps!".

Top 6 Weight Loss Friendly Snacks

No more excuses.

All too often, people fail to stick to their diet plans and eventually give in to their cravings. It's okay, we are only human! However, your sweet tooth can still be trained to be satisfied by the sweet taste of an apple or another fruit - even though we both know that anything that comes close to REALLY satisfying your sweet tooth isn't going to be the epitome of a healthy meal, you eventually get used to it. With a healthy snack, you can have all the snack-time you want, minus the calories and the resultant flab. It may seem like the end of the world, but it's all in your head, believe it or not. All it takes is persistence, consistence, patience and perseverance (asking for a little much, aren't we?) well, you know what they say; no pain no gain! But rest assured, the pain is temporary, and before you know it, you will start to warm up to it. It is, after all, worth it. Know that anything that will hamper your weight loss regime is FORBIDDEN, because it's a deep, dark pit. Once you fall in, there is no coming back (sorry for being so dramatic, but you'll thank me later). Anyway, let me cut straight to the chase; here's a list of weight loss friendly snacks to help you get through the day without feeling guilty:

Grapes and walnuts

The ultimate, power-packed combo of fiber, protein, and sugars (the good kind) and healthy fats. Once you start snacking on a cup of grapes and a handful of nuts, there is no stopping; and the only thing you will gain is ENERGY!

Oatmeal and blueberries

For those who find oatmeal boring and bland tasting, adding a kick of blueberries to a bowl of fiber rich oatmeal can do wonders for the taste buds, as well as the waist!

Apple with... cheese?

That's right! Apples are celebrated for helping in preventing weight gain! Pairing a little bit of apple with a little bit of cheddar cheese makes the perfect sweet 'n' sour combo for you to snack on.


Almonds snack

Because almonds are so high in both healthy fats and protein, while quite low in carbohydrates, eaten on their own they are highly unlikely to stimulate excessive insulin. Without insulin running around in your bloodstream, your body can switch from fat storing mode to fat burning mode.

There’s also evidence that not just high levels of protein, but also the predominantly monounsaturated fatty acids in almonds are actually thermogenic. This means they encourage your body to produce heat, increase fat mobilization and use it as fuel.



Hands down, ALL fruits make for better, healthier snacks. Grapefruit, for one, has been rightly dubbed as "diet food". Grapefruit works by lowering insulin levels and as a result, managing appetite. A study found that when people ate grapefruit with each meal, they lost up to 3 and a half pounds over the course of just 3 months! Moreover, - grapefruit is beneficial in any and all forms; grapefruit juice, grapefruit smoothies etc. Be creative!

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Greek yogurt with raspberries and honey

It comes as no surprise that fruit plus dairy equals zesty, rich and delicious! This sweet and creamy trio is just what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth whilst also pacifying the growling monster your stomach turns into, at some time of the day. This snack is loaded with fiber, protein and fats (the healthy kind) as well as the ever so essential Vitamin C, which increases the body's fat burning abilities.

Psst. No more hiding in corners and snacking on unhealthy food. With these healthy and nutritious snacks, munch your way to a smaller waist!

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