Have you ever blamed weight gain for snacks?
For some, it’s easier to give up meals than to give up snacks. Are you one of them? Many people believe snacks help them fight against stress, which is why snacking habits are difficult to be broken for weight loss. As a matter of fact, you don’t need to give up snacks for weight loss as long as right snacks are selected.
#10 Hard-Boiled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs are one of the healthiest and the most weight loss friendly foods. They are rich in proteins and vitamin K2 and B12. Eggs, especially hard-boiled eggs can help you reduce calories, which is beneficial to your weight loss. Hard-boiled eggs do seem boring but make you feel full to stop you from eating too much food.
#9 Seasonal Fruit
Healthy snacks aren’t that complicated as long as a piece of fruit is consumed. Fruit is rich in proteins and fiber and makes people feel full. However, seasonal fruit is definitely recommended and top common fruits include apples, bananas, pears, grapes, oranges, etc.
#8 Seasonal Vegetables
Similar with seasonal fruits, seasonal vegetables are also friendly for intermittent fasting since they provide fibers and proteins and help reduce the risk of some diseases. To add taste, a vegetable salad is recommended.
#7 Black Chocolate
Black chocolates are easy to carry and rich in proteins as a type of snacks. The flavanol black chocolate carries can help reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart diseases. Moreover, black chocolate is also rich in magnesium that is beneficial for people’s health.
#6 Kale Chips
Kale chips are healthy snacks because they are rich in fibers and antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol both of which can reduce blood pressure and the risk of colon cancer. In addition, kale chips are rich in Vitamin A, C and K.
#5 Celery Sticks with Cream Cheese
As a type of classical snack, celery sticks with cream cheese contain low carb. Celery can helps reduce inflammation and prevent cancer due to its contained luteolin.
#4 Apple Slices with Peanut Butter
Apple slices with peanut butter taste great. Apples are rich in fiber and polyphenolic antioxidants, beneficial to boost colon health and reduce the risk of heart disease. Peanut butter is beneficial to heart health and rich in HDL cholesterol and helps reduce LDL cholesterol and triglyceride. However, peanut butter contains high calories so its intake should be carefully figured out.
#3 Greek Yoghurt (sugar free)
Greek yoghurt contains high calcium and kalium and is rich in proteins. Greek yoghurt can improve bone health, reduce appetite and hunger, boost metabolism, and improve gut health. Greek yoghurt can be mixed with fresh vegetables or fruits to make healthy snacks that are fit for intermittent fasting dieting window.
#2 Mixed Berries
Berries are sources of the best antioxidants. Consuming mixed berries help you improve your health and reduce weight. For example, strawberries contain vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium and can help prevent heart disease, strokes, and some cancers; raspberries are high in folate and vitamins C, E and K and help with brain and neurological function; blueberries are high in vitamin B6, folate and potassium.
#1 Mixed Nuts
Mixed nuts are regarded to be ideal snacks for weight loss. They can prevent some cancers, reduce the risk of heart diseases and other illnesses. Nuts provide healthy fat, proteins and fiber. Another advantage of nuts lies in its easiness to carry and you can consume them at any time and place.
Apart from choosing the right snacks, it’s equivalently important to keep healthy snacking habits during intermittent fasting. Just remember, snacking can be friendly to intermittent fasting as long as right foods are selected and right snacking ways are used.