Healthy Snacking: How To
There is a stigma that snacking is not a good way to help someone lose weight, when in fact, it is the opposite. Snacking during the day can reduce the amount you eat yet continuously giving you the energy you need while curving the hunger. This can prevent the consumer from eating too much in a short time as well as eating a lot after a meal has passed.
What types of snacks are good for me?
– Baked Sweet Potato Fries: A cube of a sweet potato is about 27g of Carbs and though many try to avoid carbs, it is a great source of Vitamin A, C, B6, copper, and more.
– Cinnamon-Spiced Baked Apples: Another great source of Vitamin C is apples. They help with making collagen (useful for healing) and lowers risk of chronic disease.
– Trail Mix: Though high in calories (when served in a healthy portion) trail mix is more for the active dieter.
– Plain Yogurt: Unsweetened yogurt does not sound too appetizing, however, it is not a bad choice considering it is a fantastic source of calcium and potassium.
Different snacks are good for different people. It normally depends on what you are trying to accomplish and what you need in your diet to maintain a healthy diet. Eating a ton of artificial sugars through candies and other comfort foods are not healthy for most dieters, let alone the body in general.
What should I avoid?
– Trail Mix: If you are not frequently active, this can sit and turn to fats instead of being used as fuel for your body.
As mentioned above, snacking is different for everyone, but taking in junk foods such as chocolate, candies, and chips will only make your diet more difficult. It feeds into the cravings that would eventually fade from staying away from them.
Often, dieters find it easier to write out what to avoid and what they can eat. If you try this, you may have a reminder of what you should and should not take in during your diet.