5 Healthier Snack Alternatives
Starting a new diet or healthier eating regime can be difficult. One of the biggest sources of weight gain is often unhealthy snacking and opting for snack options that are hidden with large amounts of sugar and salt – that don’t help to keep you full! If you find yourself struggling with hunger pangs in between meals, try these healthy snack options to keep you satisfied while remaining on track.
Almonds, Macadamias, and other nuts
It’s no surprise that nuts are among the healthiest snacks you can add to your diet. Macadamias have been known to lower cholesterol due to their high levels of monounsaturated fat. A handful of almonds can be your daily fibre serving, cashews contain high amounts of iron, zinc, and magnesium and walnuts are high in antioxidants. So it’s safe to say if you’re trying to eat healthier, swap out those crisp chips, and go a little nutty.
Swap out those chocolate bars filled with sugar for some dark chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa. The percentage refers to how much ground cocoa beans are used, in relation to cocoa butter and cocoa powder, therefore the higher the percentage, the purer (but also more bitter) the chocolate. Dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidants and is known to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. Remember no more than a few squares!
Greek yoghurt with berries
If you’re looking to boost your antioxidant intake, then this snack is the way to go. Swap out the toast or sugary cereal you’ve been eating in the morning for this healthy alternative. Greek yoghurt is also a great source of protein, calcium and potassium, so you really cannot go wrong with this combo. If you’re really looking to mix it up, also add some muesli and get your daily dose of fibre.
Celery Sticks with Cream Cheese
At your next party, replace the corn chips and salsa for a much healthier option. This low carb and low calorie snack will surely have the hands coming back for more, without making your guests stress that their jeans are feeling tight. This snack substitution may be an oldie but it is a goodie, and will have you being the favourite host around.
This fruit is amazing for those who want something quick on the go, with no fuss. Forget being left with the apple core or the orange skin, there is no mess and no stress with olives. A traditional staple of the Mediterranean diet, olives make a great snack or addition to your salads. Not to mention, one serving, which is about 25 olives, is only 100-175 calories, so if you’re watching your calories they are great.
By trying these healthy alternatives above, you can enjoy your snacks throughout the day without worrying about compromising your health and fitness goals. Of course, proper nutrition should be accompanied by frequent exercise to ensure that you are maintaining your physique in between SculpSure treatments.
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