You need to eat more if you want to lose weight and curb your cravings for junk food. It might seem counterintuitive, but a lot of dietitians, nutritionists, and bodybuilders will tell you that you’ve got to eat a lot more of the right stuff if you want to lose weight, stick to your diet, and keep those pounds off.
You shouldn’t sacrifice snacks because you’re trying to cut calories. If you want to lose weight, you’ve got to eat snacks. The caveat is that they’ve got to be healthy snacks. Healthy snacks ensure you won’t be starving all the time (and tempted by that vending machine at the office).
Healthy, low-calorie snacks will keep you energized, stable, and steady throughout the day. You won’t dip down into a depression and reach for that soda or Hershey’s chocolate bar. If you can just maintain a steady supply of healthy snacks, you’ll be able to hold out until mealtimes (where you’re hopefully eating balanced, nutritious, healthy, and wholesome meals).
1. Yogurt w/ Added Berries
Yogurt with added berries is one of the tastiest and easiest to prepare healthy snacks out there. It’s as simple as buying small packs of yogurt at the health food store and containers of fresh, organic berries. Just sprinkle a handful of berries on your yogurt after you peel off the plastic lid.
Don’t buy flavored or sugary yogurt. Make it sweet on your own with the addition of berries. The last thing you want to be doing is eating a lot of sugary yogurts all the time. That’s almost as bad as ice cream or frozen yogurt. Yogurt is a very nutrient-dense snack, and it is a great source of calcium, potassium, and protein.
Berries are rich in antioxidants, and the yogurt is packed with protein. Greek yogurt is the best. It’s very rewarding to come home at the end of a long day and open up a yogurt, sprinkle some berries on it, and sit back and relax. It’s a lot healthier than ice cream with chocolate syrup on top.