Want rapid weight loss but keep
getting sidetracked by your cravings in-between meals? Never fear, there
are plenty of great options that will fill you up and taste great, all
while being low calorie. Read on for the 11 best snacks for weight loss!
Yogurt and Raspberries: Stay fuller for longer with a generous helping
hand of Greek yogurt, which has been proven to aid weight loss. Research
from the University of Tennessee found that eating 3 servings per day
worked wonders for helping people to lose stomach fat.
Adding in a
handful of raspberries can further boost weight loss gives you the
ever-important Vitamin C. Why does that help? A study from the Journal
of the American College of Nutrition found that the Vitamin C content in
raspberries boosts the body’s ability to burn fat.
Grapefruit: When you’re feeling snackish but it’s not quite time for your next meal, why not reach for some grapefruit?
study of 91 overweight participants found that eating half of a fresh
grapefruit in the half hour before meals helped them to lose 3.5 lbs and
also lowered their insulin levels.
Grapes: Craving a sweet snack
that is still healthy? Reach for a handful of grapes. The fiber content
will help to fill you up and for their size, they’re a great source of
Peanut Butter: Recent research from the British Journal
of Nutrition found that peanut butter is a perfect choice of morning
snack, because it does such a great job of filling you up. This is due
to its effects on controlling blood sugar levels.
They may contain carbohydrates but potatoes can be surprisingly good
for weight loss. On the Satiety Index, boiled potatoes scored the
highest at making you feel full.
As an added bonus, you can get
pretty much all of your essential nutrients from them, including
potassium — which most of us do not get enough of.
Tuna: If you hold off on the mayo
or salad cream, tuna can be fantastic for weight loss. It’s high in
protein but low in calories. Just make sure you go for tuna in water,
rather than oil or brine to keep it as low fat as possible.
Eggs had a bad rep for many years, but they’re actually great for weight
loss. They’re rich in protein and healthy fats. In fact, eggs are ideal
for filling up and getting vital nutrients without loading up on
calories. Be sure to eat the whole egg as much of their goodness comes
in the yolk.
Avocado: Avocado contains fat, but don’t worry its
the good kind — monosaturated fats. They also have a good deal of fiber
and include large amounts of water which lowers their calories and helps
you feel fuller longer. They also contain oleic acid, which is thought
to minimize hunger pangs.
Oats and Blueberries: You may think of
oats as purely a breakfast food but the same reasons that make it a
terrific option in the morning also make it the perfect snack any time
of the day.
Oats are high in fiber (which helps keep you feeling
full and satisfied) and also gives you an energy boost. Adding in a
handful of blueberries provides Vitamin C, not to mention a healthy
sweet kick. Opt for plain oatmeal topped with half a cup of blueberries.
Eat less without even trying by adding more soups to your diet. A study
on chicken rice showed that participants felt full for longer leading
them to eat less at their next meal, while another study also found that
eating soup prior to meals decreased appetite.
Chia Seeds: A
definitive link with weight loss has yet to be proven but chia seeds
have great potential as a weight loss friendly food. They’re low in
carbs and also very high in fiber. Chia seeds expand significantly after
eaten, which goes a long way towards filling you up and curbing your
So now that you now what snacks to eat to lose weight,
what about the rest of your meals? How do you keep your weight loss on
track by eating the right foods at the right time throughout the day —
without hating your life at every single meal?
researcher John Barban can help you with is unique focus that looks at
optimizing the female metabolism in a way that addresses the very things
that make you unique — from your lifestyle, to your beginning body
shape, to what you eat and more.
John has discovered what he calls
the “5 wonder veggies for women” which boost women’s metabolisms in a
massive way, leading to them to reach their goals faster than they ever
thought possible. Learn the 5 veggies in this video (they’re listed at
about the 1:05 mark).
Hopefully this has given you a few great
options for what to turn to the next time cravings strike you between
meals! Make sure to pin this so you can refer back to it later!