Whenever I fall off the “healthy eating wagon”, it comes down to snack time. Healthy snacks for weight loss are a priority for me— because once I’m hungry, it’s over.
And it usually hits around 10:30am while grocery shopping or doing a home improvement Lowe’s run. After an hour running around the store, I catch a glimpse of the junk food by the register. My stomach immediately starts to ache, my tastebuds salivate and it’s SUPER hard to turn down a cheap, tasty snack at that moment.
Then there’s bedtime— when we realize we didn’t eat enough for dinner and we don’t want to go to bed hungry. The easy choice is something quick and dish-free…. and usually not very healthy.
Can you relate?
This is how we’ve been trained to fuel up our body in a crazy busy world — last minute and convenient. Yet it’s not gonna get us the body we were meant to have. A strong, energetic body takes snack fuel that is nutrient rich. We have to make a plan and be ready for anything thrown at us.
That’s where healthy snacks for weight loss come into the picture.
What snacks are good for weight loss?
The key to weight loss success is having the right kind of snacks on hand that’ll satisfy your cravings, encourage weight loss, and pretty much put the HANGRY beast to bed. Oftentimes, we think we are hungry when we are not. Thirsty and hungry are two signals the body tends to mix up. So if I’m feeling hungry, I reach for a glass of water before I even toy with the idea of a snack. If I’m still hungry 20 minutes later, then it’s time to fuel up.
What makes a healthy snack choice?
Contain Healthy Fats: This will help satisfy your hunger cravings and help your body absorb the nutrients in the snack.
Contain Protein: This will fuel your body and help build muscle. I prefer plant-based protein found in nuts and seeds, yet it’s totally up to you.
If a snack meets those two requirements, then I move onto what sorta craving I have. Do I