Fight Fat with Snacks

One common mistake that people make is thinking that the best way to loose weight is to eat less or even skip meals.  Basically it's called starvation.  I too have been under this impression but with knowledge comes power.  Your body actually uses food as fuel to help boost your metabolism & give you energy while burning fat.  Have you every seen a thin person who seemingly eats all the time but remains thin? My husband is an example of that.  He has a high metabolism and eats all throughout the day.  Skipping meals (starving) tells the brain tgat your body needs to store food versus disposing it.  Almost like a food reserve.  So contrary to what you may think, to loose weight you must eat more.  But the key is eating more of the right foods to give your body what it needs to burn fat, give you energy and provide the nutrients for a healthy life.

It's more than just eating breakfast, lunch and dinner.  You have to snack throughout the day so that you don't go hungry and your constantly giving your body fuel throughout the day.

 

Here are several fat fighting snacks that you should try. <fitness mag> 

 

  • 1 banana dipped in 1/2 ounce melted dark chocolate 176 calories
  • 4 whole-grain crackers and 1 ounce reduced-fat cheddar 103 calories
  • Low-fat pudding cup topped with 2/3 cup berries 146 calories
  • 2 tablespoons hummus with 4 baby carrots 66 calories
  • 10 tortilla chips with 2 tablespoons spicy black bean dip 135 calories
  • 1/2 cup low-fat ricotta cheese with 1 cup sliced berries and 2 teaspoons honey 209 calories
  • 1 slice toasted cinnamon raisin bread with 1/2 ounce melted dark chocolate and 1/2 sliced banana 223 calories
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries blended with 1 tablespoon lime juice and 1 teaspoon honey topped with 1 tablespoon coconut 137 calories
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots dipped in 1/2 ounce melted dark chocolate and 1/4 ounce chopped pistachios 210 calories
  • 1/2 cup fat-free berry sorbet 120 calories
  • 2 cups popcorn topped with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese 84 calories
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs with 4 whole-grain crackers 178 calories
  • 1 flour tortilla topped with 2 chopped slices avocado and 3 tablespoons black beans 197 calories
  • 1/2 cup blueberries mixed with 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt 182 calories
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    Posted on August 13, 2015 and filed under Health, Challenge, Healthy.