It’s been a stressful day, and you finally sat down to watch a bit of telly. This is the time when most people get the urge to snack. And usually it is not a healthy snack they reach for, but what is readily at hand; such as cookies or crisps.
When we are in a calorie deficit, which is what we require to lose weight it is good to think ahead and factor in a snack when these cravings hit!
We recommend grabbing one of these 5 healthy snacks for weight loss. They are not only low in calories but taste amazing!
- AVOCADO & COTTAGE CHEESE
Cottage cheese is packed with natural protein and fills you up without a lot of calories. A high-protein diet (consisting of dairy products, among other things) has been shown to lead to weight loss. Cottage cheese also contains the essential amino acid tryptophan. This calms the nervous system and makes it easier to fall asleep. Tip: If you add some avocado to your cottage cheese, you provide your body with high-quality fatty acids. These polyunsaturated fats are good for your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease
- CARROT STICKS AND HUMMUS
Baby carrots or carrot sticks with two tablespoons of hummus – this healthy snack is ideal for weight loss. Valuable fatty acids, high quality protein and fibre leave you feeling full without weighing down your stomach.
- APPLE SLICES & PEANUT BUTTER
If you get hungry before bedtime, cut an apple into slices and put one or two teaspoons of peanut butter on top. Simple but delicious! Just make sure to use natural peanut butter. It shouldn’t contain any palm oil, sugar or other additives.
- GREEK YOGURT AND BLUEBERRIES
Did you know that blueberries are a very nutrient-rich fruit? They contain plenty of antioxidants, which have a positive effect on your immune system. They are also low in calories. Together with Greek yogurt they make for a high-protein, low-calorie snack that keeps your body supplied with nutrients overnight.
- PROTEIN SHAKE
Probably the lightest from the lot. High in protein which will help replenish your muscles and keep you feeling fuller for longer. Nice to sip in front of the telly.
If you are looking at changing your lifestyle and don’t know where to start, drop us a message and we will give you a call back. You can also find our Eating for Wellness Recipe books to download from our website.