Which of these snacks do you already have in your diet? Once you have included them in your diet, be sure to take the right portions of them. Remember, over eating, even healthier foods, is never a good idea!The simple truth about Singaporeans? We love food. Wait, scrap that. The simple truth about a lot of people, is that we live to eat!
So it becomes a real pain when one needs to control your diet to lose some pounds.
This week, we focus on fitness snacks that you can munch on to satisfy your cravings while helping you stick to the game plan of weight loss, ha!
1) Protein bars
: Well, no surprises there right?
One of the biggest setbacks while choosing a protein bar is quite simply that the taste often sucks! Aside from picking one that is low in fat and carbs, be sure to pick one which you actually enjoy so that the habit of dieting can be more easily formed. We personally like the Quest Protein Bars.
2) Grilled seaweed:
Definitely not a snack one immediately thinks of but it does a really good job of satisfying savory cravings. It has a very low calories count while tasting fabulous. Seaweed is high in antioxidants, calcium and vitamins. We like the Big Bang brand which can be easily found in most supermarkets.
3) Mixed nuts:
Be careful with this snack, for too much of it may have the reverse effect of helping you put on weight instead! Pick non flavoured, naturally baked nuts. Nuts are high in vitamins and minerals. Consider adding Almonds, Brazil nuts, Cashews and Chestnuts to your diet.
Amongst the many benefits of caffeine is that it is supports weight loss. That is, if you take black coffee, with no sugar and at least 3 servings per day. It’s been scientifically proven that caffeine can boost metabolic rate by 3 to 11%. You’ve really gotta love coffee to make this part of your weight loss programme!
Like coffee, this can be tricky. Many of the yoghurt brands and flavors out there do not support weight loss. It is only suitable when it is low in sugar and fat, for obvious reasons. Since yogurt comes from milk, it is high is calcium, magnesium, protein, vitamins B-2 and B-12. Sounds like good enough reason to have more of this power food! Try the For Me brand – we like it.
6) Beef Jerky:
High in protein, this should preferably be home made, made from the leanest cut of beef, with no colouring, no preservatives and no flavouring. Beef jerky offers a good source of protein, fat, zinc, sodium and carbohydrates (it’s low in carbohydrates).
Which of these snacks do you already have in your diet? Once you have included them in your diet, be sure to take the right portions of them. Remember, over eating, even healthier foods, is never a good idea!