Healthy Snacking Ideas For Weight Control

There’s no denying that women love their snacking. Whether you’re at the office, at school, home, or someplace else – we always like to have something to munch on. While most of the time we grab a healthy snack like a yogurt or carrots, sometimes we cheat and get something not so healthy.

And it’s this that will end any hope of losing weight.

The keys to eating a healthy snack is knowing what foods to avoid and planning your snacks throughout the day. The first key is simple – eating foods that contain little or no sugar, salt, white flour, or saturated fat. You can see what’s healthy and what isn’t by checking food labels. And remember, even though a product may claim to be fat free, does not mean it’s healthy.

Healthy Snack

Some quick, healthy snack ideas for you to eat throughout your day:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Low fat yogurt or canned fruit
  • Whole grain cereal
  • Raw vegetables such as cucumbers, carrots, and celery
  • Low fat milk shakes or supplement shakes (meal replacement)

That’s half of healthy snacking. The other part is common sense, but still is very much overlooked – planning. You need to bring however many snacks you think you’ll need during the day with you. It’s when you’re hungry at 2 PM and you have no healthy snacks when you and you turn to the workplace vending machine. Every morning you should prepare what snacks you want for the day, seal them up, and take them with you for when you want a little snack.

About Katie

Katie has transformed her body from a flabby 186lbs, to a fit & toned 124 pounds through healthy diet and exercise. Katie joined the Lean Curves team in 2007 and has posted hundreds of articles on fitness, fat loss and healthy eating.

Comments

  1. phillyskyline says:

    Great article. Eating 2 or 3 snacks earlier in the day has definitely helped me lose weight. So far I’ve lost about 10 lbs. I credit a lot of that to giving myself fuel throughout the day, especially in the early afternoon–rather than getting home from work already starving and stuffing myself with dinner and after-dinner snacks.

  2. christel says:

    I agree. You would be surprised how filling these are once you eat them regularly.

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