Maintaining a good diet is one of the best ways to naturally manage your weight. What you eat has a direct effect on your weight and your health. Ideally, everyone would eat really balanced and calorie efficient meals, three times a day. But that’s not always possible; sometimes we just need a snack. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing though if we just make sure to eat appropriately when we do. Next time you want a snack, try the ones below:
Nuts make for fantastic snacks. They’re portable, they taste delicious, and they come in a wide variety of different types – so you have options. They are also extremely nutritious. Nuts are packed with lots of protein and fiber, while being low in calories. They have everything you need to help you lose weight effectively (so long as you practice proper portion control). The protein helps to boost your metabolism and gives you energy without making your body store it in your cells as glucose. The fiber helps your digestive system work efficiently so you will be able to keep your body running properly and stay active. Store mixed nuts of your choice in an insulated food jar and keep it on your work desk for snacking healthy.
Red Bell Pepper with Guacamole
Bell peppers are amazing snack time foods. These wonderfully delicious peppers are nutritious and extremely high in antioxidants like capsaicin, beta carotene, and quercetin. They not only protect your body from developing illnesses like cancer due to their ability to resist and suppress free radicals, but they also help to strengthen your immune system and increase your metabolism. That’s exactly what you want when you’re trying to orchestrate your diet to lose weight. The guacamole is made from avocados and high in fatty acids and protein which also serve to boost your metabolism. So, enjoy this fun snack. Also, the peppers come in many different colors.
Greek Yogurt and Mixed Berries
This snack is actually a fan favorite; it’s delicious and extremely nutrient dense. It is a great source of calcium and potassium which helps with water retention. The better your body is able to retain water, the more you’re able to stay satiated after meals, and the less you’ll eat. The yogurt is also a natural probiotic which has the ability to help regulate your digestive system, so you are able to process the foods you eat more efficiently.