Snacks make or break a healthy diet. The extra pounds that keep hanging around are often related to unhealthy snacks. A few cookies, that bag of nuts or that chocolate snack a day really makes a difference. Choose healthy snacks and you will notice that you lose weight quickly. A selection from the range of different diets.
Healthy eating is all about making the right choices. According to the Nutrition Center, this means:
- Eat a varied diet
- Don’t eat too much and exercise
- Use less saturated fat
- Eat plenty of vegetables, fruit and bread
- Handle food safely
Not only is it important to make the right choices for the main meals, but the snacks in particular make the difference. If you’re not careful, you can snack on a lot of calories without noticing. It is precisely during that hour of relaxing on the couch with your favorite TV program that the habit of raiding the pantry can arise. Then choose conscious nutrition and healthy snacks.
An introduction to Sonja Bakker is actually not necessary. With her self-composed weekly menus, she has put many Dutch people on a diet and has lost quite a few kilos. According to her, the golden formula for her diet’s success was never skipping a meal. If you do, your body will make up for the damage caused by the unnoticed bad snacks. Sonja Bakker emphasizes fruit and raw vegetables . The following list of snacks is Sonja-proof:
- 1 Liga Evergreen (not a whole pack!)
- 1 slice of gingerbread
- 1 Sultana cookie
- 1 slice of gingerbread
- 1 slice of Frisian gingerbread
- 1 piece chewy chewy
- 1 piece of fruit (except mango, maximum 2 bananas per week)
- 1 egg cake
- 1 bag of Snack-a-Jack
- 1 gingerbread
- 1 cafe noir
- 1 whole wheat biscuit or
- 1 League Continue
Snacks are absolutely not prohibited at WeightWatchers. View the number of points per snack and make a choice. For example, fresh fruit is 0 points and 10 grams of mixed nuts is 1.5 points. On their site, WW gives the following tips:
- Mini Snack-a-Jacks: These are not baked or fried and available in delicious flavors.
- Avocado dip: sprinkle the flesh of a ripe avocado with some lemon juice, mix with cottage cheese and crème fraîche and season with salt and pepper. A delicious dipping sauce for raw vegetables.
- Fruit puree made from cooked fruit such as apples and pears, with cinnamon, nutmeg or a little syrup for flavor. Reheat in the microwave.
- Ciabatta slice with pesto and tomato
- Mini pizzas: tomato puree spread over pitas with some low-fat mozzarella. Under the grill and your healthy snack is ready.
What you eat is you
Nutritionist Gillian McKeith explains the link between food and health. With the nutritional advice she gives, she promises that the reader will become slimmer, happier and healthier. Some characteristics of her diet are: lots of vegetables and fruit, fruit and vegetable juices, sea vegetables (seaweed), no alcohol, seeds, nuts, legumes and grains, and cooking the food as little as possible, i.e. eating it raw . According to her, healthy snacks include:
- Unlimited fruits, such as blueberries, raspberries, melon, pineapple, grapes and cherries
- A cup of steamed, raw almonds (steamed for two minutes)
- Three or more celery stalks
- Raw pepper
- One or more unpeeled, raw cucumbers
- 250 grams of cherry tomatoes
- Bowl of uncooked sauerkraut sprinkled with sunflower seeds or flax seeds
- Two or more roots
If you choose a snack, first ask yourself whether your body really needs it. Are you really hungry? Can’t live without it? If you choose consciously, you also choose healthy. Of course, you don’t always have to give up that slice of apple pie, but being more conscious about your diet will save you a lot of kilos.