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Using Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss

Updated on June 29, 2012

Healthy Snacks

People avoid snacking, because they consider it a bad practice for healthy eating, even if one of the meal is considered a well balanced meal.

Although, it is very easy to throw our diet out the window, with a few poor choices in the snack area.

For many people, snacking can be a very beneficial source of nutrient, providing the snacks are selected wisely.

As we eat healthy snacks for weight loss, we gradually change our eating habits.

By eating a few small, healthy snacks during the day, one can avoid binge eating when eating lunch or dinner.

Food Pyramid

List of My Favorite Snacks

  1. Fruits
  2. Low-fat yogurt
  3. Wholegrain crackers with peanut butter
  4. Mixed unsalted nuts
  5. Tabouli
  6. Broccoli, celery, cauliflower, spinach, baby carrots
  7. Pita bread, lettuce, tomatoes and hummus
  8. Salsa

 

Eating Habits

Below is a list of items that causes excessive weight gain.

1. Eating candy: Can cause weight gain if done in excess.

2. Drinking sodas: Can cause weight gain if done in excess.

3. Fast food: Eating at fast food restaurants more than twice a week causes weight gain.

4. Processed and Packaged foods: Deprives our body of the essential nutrients required to maintain desirable health.

Discipline

Instead of eating healthy foods and snacks, many people choose to eat high fat, high calorie foods and wonder, why they cannot lose weight.

Having terrible eating habits is one of the primary reasons people become over-weight and eventually seek help from a fast weight loss or free weight loss programs.

Healthy snacks should be prepared in small portions in small containers.

You should eat only when you are hungry and not eat, just to be eating.

Healthy snacks should be a balanced combination of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and fiber.

There are a variety of weight loss foods and weight loss supplements readily available at many local food and nutrition stores.

You should never miss a meal.

Each meal should be eaten on schedule, as often as possible.

Late Night Snacking

Eating late at night or snacking at night after dinner should be limited or eliminated if you are trying to lose weight.

The more discipline you are, the greater your success will be in weight loss.

Healthy snacks should be taken with you wherever you go, and you will be amazed at how quickly you adapt to healthy eating.

Problems Losing Weight

If you are having problems losing weight, healthy snacks for weight loss will help you reach your goal or investing in a reliable weight loss program will be very beneficial.

Eating high fatty foods, means that you are consuming more calories in a day than you can actually burn off, and the end result is unwanted weight gain.

Considering, a weekly exercise routine can help eliminate many of the extra pounds stored in your body, providing the weight gain is not caused by a medical condition.

Bedtime Snacks

Before going to bed at night, including an apple as part of your daily routine will stop the nighttime hunger.

ENJOY YOUR GOOD HEALTH AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE

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    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thanks Angela for visiting my hub. Taking healthy snacks wherever we go eliminates the desire to eat unhealthy and fattening foods.

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thanks kjrzeek1 for your comment. Eating healthy snacks is very important today.

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thanks Unknown Spy for viewing my list of healthy snacks. Fiber is very important and healthy for the body.

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thanks, Peggy for revisiting my hub on Using Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss. More fiber is the key to healthy weight loss.

    • Angela Brummer profile image

      Angela Brummer 

      6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Great ideas!

    • kjrzeek1 profile image

      kjrzeek1 

      6 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Nice Hub! Healthy snacking is so important to a healthy life.

    • unknown spy profile image

      IAmForbidden 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      i love the list of your snacks there Che.. i would definitely switch to this one. sounds great!

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thought that I would re-visit this hub. Such good advice here. SHARING so that others can gain some inspiration when and if needed. Thanks!

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      We have recently been enjoying different bean dip recipes. Serving them with celery...all good choices for healthy snacks.

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX

      Hi Peggy,

      I agree Chocolates are addicting. Enjoy.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Speaking of chocolates...must get more! Dark chocolate is particularly healthy for one if eaten in moderation. Sometimes finding that great moderation spot is the tough part. Ha!

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX

      Hi Nell,

      Thanks for your comment on healthy snacks for weight loss. Chocolates are a great healthy snack nutrition. As always moderation is the key to weight loss. A little now and a little later. Thanks Again.

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX

      BrightMeadow-Our goal in life is to be healthy and to live longer. Thanks for visiting my hubpage.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      Hi, you are so right of course, I tend to do all the wrong things, in fact I eat before I go to bed sometimes! I must learn to snack on healthy things and not crisps and chocolate! cheers nell

    • BrightMeadow profile image

      BrightMeadow 

      7 years ago from a room of one's own

      Very informative. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX

      Peggy,

      Thanks for commenting on my hub using healthy snacks for weight loss. There are many healthy snack foods available loaded with healthy nutrition. Apples are great.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      An old saying is... "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." You have given some good suggestions as to how to use healthy snacks to achieve weight loss in this hub. Thanks!

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