Daily Fit 6/5/2019: Tips For Healthy Snacking

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Health Tip Of The Day: If you’re looking to lose weight, make sure that you’re incorporating one healthy mid-morning snack and one healthy afternoon snack into your daily diet.

You may think that cutting snacks out of your meal plan entirely makes sense when you’re trying to lose weight. After all, what you eat between meals adds calories to your daily intake. But two healthy snacks per day (one mid-morning and one in the afternoon) can help you feel full and keep you from overeating at your next meal, effectively helping you lose weight in the long term. But not all snacks are created equal, here are a few tips that’ll help you select the perfect healthy snack.

1. Keep It Spicy

Don’t be afraid to add some spice when you’re crafting a healthy snack. The compound capsaicin that’s responsible for bringing the heat in spicy food has also been found to suppress hunger. So load up on hot sauce and jalapeños!

2. Fill Up On Protein

Refined carbs like cookies won’t sustain you — in fact, they can increase your appetite! Instead, you need a snack that’s filled with protein to keep you full and hold you over until your next meal. Opt for Greek yogurt, which is jam-packed with satiating protein. Dairy products have also been shown to boost levels of hormones associated with fullness (good news for cheese lovers!).

3. Combine Different Textures

The more complex the texture of a snack the more satisfying it will be, making you less likely to overeat at your next meal. This means that a yogurt-and-fruit bowl topped with crunchy nuts outperforms a one-dimensional smoothie. Tap through for more delicious ways to create healthier snacks. [EatingWell]

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