Snacks can be helpful with weight loss and weight management goals. Healthy snacks combined with moderate exercise can help control hunger while preventing overeating. Making healthy snack choices is important to controlling weight gain. Therefore, it is recommended that snacks contain 100 calories or less.
Some people make the mistake of skipping meals,which can lead to overeating.Do not substitute a missed meal with a snack. This only leads to hunger and malnourishment. Instead eat three meals per day along with healthy snacking in between meals for optimum weight management.
There is no need to feel guilty about snacking when snacks are well-planned and healthy. It will not ruin your appetite nor cause weight gain. The key is moderation and balance.http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-diet/HQ01396
Examples of healthy snacks:
*a small apple or 1/2 banana/ tsp of peanut butter
*10 almonds or cashews
*1/4 cup fat free ranch dressing and carrots/celery
*1 ounce string cheese stick
*2 tbs of raisins
*4-6 ounces of yogurt
*3 handfuls of unbuttered popcorn
Please share your favorite 100 calorie snacks below in the comment section. Stay fit & fabulous!