7 Healthy Snacking Alternatives For When You're Trying To Lose Weight

While no single snack can help with weight loss, when combined with a healthy eating pattern, these snacks may come in handy.

 
Ishaan Arora
Written by: Ishaan AroraUpdated at: Nov 30, 2022 17:21 IST
7 Healthy Snacking Alternatives For When You're Trying To Lose Weight

Thanksgiving is here and it is time to celebrate everything vibrant and colourful. In fact, Thanksgiving kicks off the long holiday season in winters, giving us plenty of reasons to go out and party like a beast. But did you know that going off your diet can sidetrack your New Year's resolution? But there’s a way to solve this problem. Here are some healthy, low-calorie foods that can satisfy your urge to snack without sabotaging your diet.

Mixed Nuts

You will spot mixed nuts aka the Indian desi chakna at every party you will be going to. People often ignore it and binge on other high-calorie food, but this Indian snack is a blessing in disguise. Loaded with healthy fats, protein and fibre, nuts are an ideal snack option. The best thing about nuts is that they have numerous health benefits and keep you full for longer periods. The only thing to remember here is to always choose nuts with low sodium and no hydrogenated oils.

Fresh Fruits

Struggling with a sweet tooth? Fruits are an ideal way to beat your sugar cravings. Loaded with natural sugars, antioxidants, fibre and minerals, fruits are an extremely nutritious snack. Readily available, fruits not only help keep doctors away but also promote better health and  lower risk of heart disease and obesity. The best part about fruits is that they are extremely low in calories, allowing you to binge as much as you want. The only thing to remember is to always choose seasonal fruits.

Also Read: Taste Over Health? Majority Indians Replace At Least 1 Meal With Snacks: Study

Hot Coffee

One drink which complements the winter season perfectly is surely a cup of joe. Consuming hot coffee immediately after a meal can help you overcome your desire for dessert. The best thing about coffee is that it is low in calories and gives the same high that people get from drinking alcohol. 

Soup

Soup is one thing that is synonymous with the winter season. Super low in calories, this delicacy is best when it comes to dealing with salty cravings. The best thing about soup is that it is high in fibre, protein, antioxidants, and a variety of vitamins and minerals.

Dark Chocolate

Bodybuilders' best friend, dark chocolate is an excellent snacking option. Loaded with good fat, antioxidants, and minerals, consuming dark chocolate has many health benefits. Dark chocolate not only improves your mood but also curbs your cravings.

Pro Tip

Always choose dark chocolate with a cocoa content of at least 70%.

Eggs

Eggs are one of the most nutritious and weight-loss-friendly foods available. They are incredibly filling snacks, thanks to their protein content. The best thing about eggs is that they are a quick and easy way to get a high-protein snack on the go.

Popcorn

Popcorn is a great snack to satisfy your salt craving, especially if you love high-salt and fried snacks. The best thing about popcorn is that they are readily available and super low in calories.

Also Read: 5 Low Calorie Healthy Snacks For Weight Loss

Pro Tip

The most important aspect is portion control. All of these snacks are nutritious, but eating too many of them will do more harm than good. So, always keep the quantity in mind, because when it comes to losing weight, quality food always takes precedence over quantity.

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