Lose Weight By Choosing Healthy Snacks

For many people, snacking is a huge obstacle that prevents them from losing weight.

They eat healthy meals and stick to a consistent exercise routine but when they get hungry between meals, they reach for unhealthy snacks and put a lot of the good work to waste.

In this article I’m going to be providing you with a number of tips for minimizing the impact of snacking on your fat loss efforts and also giving you a selection of healthy snacks to try.

How To Ensure Snacking Doesn’t Sabotage Your Fat Loss Efforts

1) Only Snack When You’re Hungry

One of the biggest reasons people gain weight is because they snack between meals out of boredom or habit instead of snacking based on their body’s hunger signals.

As a result, they consume lots of extra calories, even though they’re not hungry at the time they consume these calories.

So next time you get the urge to snack, stop and think for a moment, decide whether you’re actually hungry and if you’re not, go for a quick walk or grab a glass of water to relieve the boredom or break the habit.

2) Avoid Processed Snacks

Another mistake people make when it comes to snacking is that they reach for the processed snacks.

They make sure their breakfasts, lunches and dinners are low in calories and filled with healthy, natural ingredients but as soon as they get hungry between meals, they grab a high calorie candy bar or a calorie rich bag of chips.

As a result, they consume lots of calories between meals without even thinking and slow down their weight loss efforts.

To avoid making this same mistake, prepare some healthy snacks in advance and then when hunger strikes, you’ll have easy access to a range of low calorie, nutrient packed, fat burning snacks.

3) Avoid Soda

One final mistake people make when trying to lose weight is that they gulp down soda or diet soda between meals.

Unfortunately, if you’re trying to lose weight, both of these drinks are bad choices.

Regular soda is rich in calories and by consuming just a couple of glasses each day, you can add over 1,000 calories to your weekly intake.

Diet soda is often lower in calories and sometimes even contains zero calories but the chemicals it contains interfere with your body’s fat burning processes and this has a negative effect on your overall weight loss.

The good news is that there are plenty of healthy, low calorie substitutes to soda available.

Regular water is refreshing, hydrating and contains zero calories.

Coffee and tea also contain zero calories and are a great choice if you prefer hot drinks.

5 Tasty Healthy Snack Suggestions

As mentioned above, one of the key things you need to be doing to ensure that snacking doesn’t sabotage your fat loss efforts is prepare healthy snacks in advance.

The good news is this isn’t a difficult task and the list below outlines five simple and tasty healthy snacks that you can try:

1) Chili Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:

Chili roasted pumpkin seeds are an excellent healthy alternative to chips.

Simply follow this recipe and then pour an equal amount of chili roasted pumpkin seeds into four small food bags, seal them and take a bag with you for an instant healthy snack.

2) Honey Roasted Peanuts:

Honey roasted peanuts are a sweet, protein packed snack that are sure to satisfy your appetite.

Just follow this recipe and then split the nuts up equally into eight small food bags, seal them and carry a bag with you for an instant healthy snack.

3) Carrot Sticks& Hummus:

Carrots are packed full of health boosting fiber, vitamin A and vitamin K and by dipping them in a hummus you get a satisfying, creamy flavor.

To prepare carrot sticks and hummus, chop a small carrot into sticks, grab a small pot of hummus, place them both in a sealable container, take them with you and then whenever you feel hungry, dip the carrot sticks into the hummus and enjoy a light, tasty snack.

4) Greek Yogurt & Blueberries:

Greek yogurt is an excellent source of healthy fats and protein while blueberries contain high levels of fiber and vitamin C.

Simply combine a cup of Greek yogurt with half a cup of blueberries in a sealable container, take the sealable container with you and dig in whenever you get hungry.

5) Fruit Salad:

Fruit salad is low in calories and packed full of heath boosting vitamins and minerals.

To prepare it, combine three of your favorite fruits along with a cup of your favorite fruit juice in a sealable container, carry the sealable container with you and then eat the fruit salad whenever you start to feel hungry.


Getting hungry between meals is inevitable but by following the advice in this article, you can ensure this hunger doesn’t lead to unhealthy snacking and have a negative impact on your fat loss goals.

So if snacking is one of your major weight loss weaknesses, follow the advice in this article and turn your snacking into a healthy habit today.

Learn more here in our weight loss section guide for How to Lose 5 Pounds in a Week The Healthy Way

For a more comprehensive and
day by day guide for how to lose weight quickly, you can also grab a copy of my new kindle book "7 ways in 7 days to Lose 5 Pounds" that has just been published as part of my Natural Health and Beauty book series

Did you like this blog post?
Well first, share it so someone else can get some good advice.

Then, subscribe so you don’t miss more – either subscribe to my RSS feed at the bottom of this page, or find the little guy waving at you on the bottom of the page and sign up to get my free ezine and gifts for my subscribers!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Weight Loss.

"Power Tips" magazine is back!
You Get A Free Complete Self Help Report delivered to your email box every edition, plus you get a free PLR article and other great gifts!

SUBSCRIBE BELOW ...  I promise you will want to USE what you learn!

I really want to know what you think of this site, this page, and to hear your tips or suggestions about it.

So please share your story or simply add a Comment in the comment box.

If you feel that the information on this page has been useful to you please give it a Like or share it with your friends - thanks!!

You are a life Saver!!

I recently discovered this site and I can tell you that my life has not been the same. I now come here EVERYDAY and spend at least 1 hour.

I used to spend that time browsing online fashion and beauty magazine which just means that I spend more. Now I have replaced that habit with coming here.

In future I will think about contributing articles as well. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!! and God bless"

Contact Us | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | FAQ | Testimonials

Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.