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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.
If you are trying to lose weight you already know how much of an uphill battle it can be. It is very difficult to cut back on yummy food. In fact you might find the very idea of cutting back on tasty snack items so hard that you might not be able to bring yourself to pull the trigger on your diet plans. The good news is that there are lots of tasty alternatives to fat-drenched and calorie-packed snacks. You only have to have a plan regarding these snack alternatives. Always think in terms of substitution. Most snack items have great alternatives that taste great but won t blow you up like a blimp. Here are some great alternative snacks that cater to a wide range of tastes. Yolk-free hard-boiled eggs with hot sauce Looking for a protein-rich bite-sized snack that packs lots of flavor? By taking out the yolk out of hard-boiled eggs and giving them a dollop of Thai-style (sriracha) hot sauce you can treat yourself to a great-tasting satisfying snack that has quite a bit of protein and quite tasty to boot.
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The findings don t suggest not to snack when attempting to lose weight but rather that the timing of those snacks may play a role in how many pounds you end up losing. The study a randomized controlled trial that took place in Seattle WA involved over 120 overweight or obese postmenopausal women. Those who reported having a snack between 10:30 AM and noon lost on average 7% of their total body weight during the year long study period. Not so bad... but then there s this. Those who didn t snack until later in the day reported an average 11.4% weight loss. It seems that those who choose to snack before lunch keep right on snacking all through the day according to experts. Almost 96% of the subjects who snacked at mid-morning also reported having two or more snacks each day while 83% of those who snacked in the afternoon and 81% of those who snacked at nighttime reported getting in another snack before the day was over.