The healthier snack – vegetables and fruits
Your stomach is growling, but lunch is hours away. You could indulge yourself with a snack, but you think it’s best to grit your teeth and wait for lunch. Not so, if weight loss is your goal. Although you may feel guilty about snacking, snacks aren’t necessarily bad. Eating a healthy snack of a piece of fruit or some raw veggies can tame your hunger without ruining your appetite for your next meal.
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Select foods that satisfy your hunger, supply your body with energy and provide important nutrients. Opt for snacks of 100 calories or less to stay within your daily calorie goal. You can eat more of foods with low energy density, such as carrots, grapes and air-popped popcorn, for your 100 calories. Choose fruits and vegetables as you snacks. Eating fruits and vegetables provides a feeling of fullness with little to no fat and only a small number of calories. Fruits and vegetables also provide vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. What is better than fresh juicy apples or carrots? Believe me they are delicious! I love it!
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