Weight loss is no all about a monstrous and lean diet regime, it includes making simple changes to your everyday routine. Snacking is one of the most irresistible forms of calorie consumption, with tempting bites full of fats and carbs. Here are some changes you can make to your “snack diet” to lose those extra pounds without much struggle!
- Avoid packaged food
Stay away from ready-to-eat packaged items like chips, candy and fried items. Stock up on healthy nuts, sprouts and corn instead. Keeping the tempting fat-heavy snacks away from yourself is half the battle won.
- Eat every 4 hours
Practise mindful eating, and make sure you eat in small amounts frequently. Blood sugar drops after the four-hour-mark, so make sure your snacking schedule includes eating the right mix of nutrients every 3-4 hours.
- Drink Water
Carry a water bottle around and drink water throughout the day. This will keep you hydrated, as well as keep you away from less-healthy beverages like coffee and soda.
- Mindful eating
Do not absentmindedly gobble up snacks without paying attention to the quantity. Be conscious of what and how much you eat. Keep each snack meal to 200 calories, with fiber and protein content.
Here are healthy snacks you can binge on which will actually help, not deter your weight loss goals:
- Trail mix
- Muesli and low-sugar granola bars
- Fruits like apples, papayas and watermelons
- Roasted pulses and sprouts
- Low-fat flavourless yoghurt
- Nuts like almonds and peanuts.
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