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If you are looking for a snack alternative that is as filling and satisfying but without the health issues you might want to replace your afternoon or pre-lunch milk and cookie snack with a tall glass of soy milk loaded with ground flaxseed and maybe an oatmeal low-sugar cookie. Why? Not only does this snack alternative have lots of protein with fewer calories you also feel lighter on your feet after drinking cholesterol-free soy milk. You don t get that heavy feeling when you ingest the liquid cholesterol included in cow s milk. Adding flaxseed to your soy milk reduces your cravings because the dietary fiber in ground flaxseed expands in your digestive system. As a result your system sends less hunger signals to your brain. The brain-boosting and healthy Omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed is also a great bonus. If you re a snacker (aren t we all?) and you ve resolved to lose weight there s some new research on diet snacks that you might want to know about. A recent study finds that having a snack at midmorning was linked to less weight loss than eating snacks at different times throughout the day.
They can be found in a mix variety of fruits. Just go to the produce section of your grocery store and buy it pre-cut or whole. Some examples are apples strawberries blueberries raspberries plums peaches and pears. Variety of nuts - Peanuts cashews almonds and walnuts are some of the nuts that are a great snack. A handful should be just enough when you get hungry. They do not need refrigeration and are easy and light to carry in a Ziploc bag. They are also good in peanut butter form. Raisin - Raisins are loaded with fiber so you feel full. This is a low glycemic snack that is filling and at the same time very healthy. A little box only has 45 calories and easy on the go. Raisins can also be added to salads and cereals. A quarter cup of raisins provides you with a full serving of fruit. Egg (hard boiled) - Eggs are easy to cook and only have seventy six calories. The egg contains proteins minerals iron iodine calcium and vitamin A. You get all those healthy nutrients from one little egg. Egg white is also very good all by itself. Popcorn - This is a great snack that is easy and inexpensive. It is light and healthy with lots of fiber.
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Snacking more often throughout the day has dieters eating more calories than they realize. This is not to say that if you re wanting to lose weight you shouldn t snack. You should. Carefully planned healthy snacks are a smart strategy when it comes to trying to drop those pounds and keep your appetite in check. Snacks do help manage those awful pangs of hunger and keep you from giving in to temptation. Just choose your snacks and the time of day you enjoy them with care. Go for foods that are low in calories (between 100 and 200 is perfect) and loaded with nutrients. This is what makes fruits and veggies such obvious (and popular) choices for anyone attempting to lose weight. Grapes and carrots (or even frozen peas and corn) are particularly good options low in calories but loaded with vitamins minerals and fiber.