Top Snacks to Lose* Weight

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While most people think that snacking and dieting don’t go together, there are actually a lot of snacks that can promote weight loss*. Here are some to consider.

A lot of people want to lose* weight, but they get easily discouraged or even worried at the thought of having to cut snacks out and reduce* what they eat drastically when that’s hardly the requirement for every person. The great thing about losing weight is that there are so many options that it should be easy for you to find a plan that suits your needs. Snacking isn’t bad for you and when you choose the right foods, it can even be helpful to your weight loss* goals.

Finding the right snacks makes all the difference, of course. Things that are filling and provide health benefits are definitely your first choice.

Some great snacks include things like:

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  • Nuts: There are all kinds of health benefits to various types of nuts. It doesn’t matter which ones you enjoy because they’re a good snack full of healthy nutrients and give you a bigger snack with a smaller calorie count.
  • Fruit: Everyone knows that fruit is good for your health. Although you don’t want to eat too much because of the natural sugars, you can enjoy a lot of different fruits as snacks to help promote weight loss*. Plus, it offers other health benefits, too.
  • Peanut Butter: This great spread is full of protein and energy that will keep you feeling full and give you other health benefits, too. Whether you eat it by the spoonful, put it on whole grain bread, or add it to a bowl of apples, you can enjoy a great filling snack.
  • Yogurt: Although this is usually seen as a helpful tool for digestive health support, it also makes a great snack. Yogurt contains fewer calories than a lot of snacks and it still fills you up with something that is as good for you as it is good-tasting.

There are plenty of different snacks on the market that are designed to give you a filling feeling without the huge calorie counts. Stay away from fried foods, fatty items, and refined sugars if you want to find the best snacks to satisfy without adding the pounds. There is truly something for just about every taste, so make sure that you read up on healthy snacks to help you shed the pounds without having to go hungry.

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Expert Author : Kathy Mitchell (Consumer Health Digest)

Kathy Mitchell is a journalist and web content specialist covering a range of health topics, from breaking health news and fitness to health issues and regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and nutrition.