The biggest stumbling block for those who are aiming to lose weight, is always food. Those nagging hunger pains, constantly working their way to the forefront of your mind, are nearly impossible to ignore. At times like this, that persistent urge to grab the nearest ready-to-eat food you can find is hard to resist.
A new lifestyle of controlled portions, and healthier foods often doesn’t feel like enough to satiate our hunger for more than a couple of hours.
So what are we to do between meals?
Snack! Choosing the right snack foods will provide you with a healthy dose of vitamins, and will keep your rumbling stomach quiet between meals.
Filling Snacks That Support Weight Loss
We are going to share with you, a few of our favorite snack foods. These items work to keep hunger at bay, while contributing to your weight loss in a positive way.
1. Greek Yogurt
Yogurt has been named the “single best food for shedding pounds” by Harvard researchers. A study revealed that those who consume yogurt on a regular basis lost weight without trying. Yogurt has also been found to be a satisfying snack food that reduces food intake and keeps blood sugar steady.
In order to feel full even longer, we like our yogurt topped with fibrous foods such as raspberries, or cereal.
Have you ever noticed how a small amount of dry oatmeal turns out to be a lot of food once it’s cooked? When you add this, and oatmeal’s high fiber content, you get one very filling snack. This thick snack takes longer to pass through your digestive system, causing you to feel full longer.
We recommend sprinkling a little bit of almond on top of your prepared oatmeal, as this will add protein, fiber, and help stabilize insulin levels.
When we think about healthy snack foods for getting rid of hunger, the thought of a drink rarely comes to mind. However, studies have revealed a link between smoothies, and lessened hunger. Whipping up one of these cold drinks is a wonderful idea for a snack, as long as you aren’t adding sugar ingredients such as fruit juices and syrups.
We recommend combining ice, greek yogurt, and fruits for a filling and healthy snack.
If you’re on the go, and need an easy food to bring along with you, apples are the perfect choice. This is due to the fact that apples are one of the few fruits that contain pectin. Pectin naturally slows digestion and promotes the feeling of fullness. Because apples take a while to eat, and contain a low amount of calories, you can eat a few of them to satiate the feeling of hunger, without worrying that you’re overeating.
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