When it comes to losing weight, we encourage our clients to try and stick to a calorie controlled diet and regular exercise whilst taking our medication. When it comes to cutting down portion sizes, we know that it can be hard to get through the day without feeling hungry in between meals, so we’ve put together some of the best snacks you can enjoy without worrying about your waistline.
A popular Mediterranean dish made from pureed chickpeas, hummus is a great snack to enjoy with some vegetable sticks and is sure to leave you feeling happily satisfied when you’re feeling peckish. It’s easy to make at home and can be bought premade from most shops in various different flavours. It’s packed full of protein and fibre, which can both leave you feeling fuller for longer.
A handful of nuts can be a healthy and filling snack to get you through to the next mealtime. They’re a great source of protein and good fats, but be wary of flavoured or salty packets as these are often high in calories. Peanut butter can be a great treat too – swap toast for celery sticks to make it even healthier.
It’s high in protein and calcium and low in fat and calories, making it the perfect snack! Add berries or oatmeal to your Greek yogurt for extra nutrients and added taste, but be careful about buying flavoured yogurt as this usually contains more calories and sugar – plain is best.
Although it has a bad reputation for being unhealthy, popcorn can make a great snack when you choose the right type! Air-popped popcorn doesn’t contain all the extra calories from added ingredients. It’s full of good fibre too so will make you feel fuller for longer.
It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but a hard-boiled egg is a brilliant source of protein and makes a filling snack for those who are trying to lose weight! Add it to a salad and you’ll feel much more satisfied after your meal.
So, it’s ok to snack in between meals, just make sure you steer clear from things like chocolate and crisps and go for the healthier options instead. You can thank us later!