Diet Plans – Healthy Snacks: What Are the Options?

It is well after lunch but not quite dinner, your stomach is growling, what are you to do? While it may be tempting to give in to the vending machine there are many more healthy and nutritious options to indulge in. Particularly if you are trying to attain fast weight loss the following options are especially for you.
Apples and Peanut Butter :
This fantastic combination will satisfy many of your cravings, and often works even better than diet pills or appetite suppressants at blocking hunger. The sweetness of the apple combined with the creamy and rich texture of the peanut butter is a definite treat that is good for you too. Apples are packed with vitamins and minerals as well as fiber which most of us do not get enough of in our diets. Peanut butter provides protein which will help fill you up and give you energy to get to dinner.
Trail Mix:
While consumed in moderation, trail mix is a great snack for those who want to lose weight. Trail mix can be purchased premade or you can easily make your own. Try mixing some heart healthy walnuts or almonds with coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries with a few pieces of chocolate. This is the perfect snack to attack the sweet and salty cravings.
Cheese:
Loaded with calcium, cheese is a great snack. Recent studies show that people who are trying to lose weight, lost more weight when consuming more calcium rich foods than those who did not. Many companies now offer individually wrapped portions that are convenient for travel and on the go. Be aware of the type of cheese you choose. Softer cheeses are often higher in fat than harder cheeses.
100 Calorie Packs:
One of the greatest products to hit grocery market shelves since sliced bread are the 100 calorie snack packs. These proportioned packages contain our favorite indulgences in 100 calorie portions. We now do not have to feel like we are depriving ourselves. Just remember to limit the indulgence to one. While the portions are smaller they still contain sugar which can sneak up if not being watched.

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