Healthy snacks are one of the keys to diet success. Snacking can keep you full, balance blood sugar levels, provide energy between meals, and even boost overall nutrient intake. However, what you select to eat as your daily snack and the quantity you eat during each snacking session can make all the difference to your overall health.
Eating snacks with the right ratio of nutrients, with the right calories, will help keep you body energized and help you lose weight. Protein (plus exercise) fuels the growth of lean muscle mass, which boosts metabolic rate and increases calorie burn. Fiber, meanwhile, helps improve digestion and keeps you from binging on fats and sugars. So while there’s no food that will literally “burn fat” while you eat it, smart choices with these ingredients will help your body operate at maximum efficiency.
Here are 5 of our favorite fat-burning snacks:
1. Cottage cheese-filled avocado
2. Power berry smoothie
3. Toast with walnut & pear breakfast spread
4. Lentil salad with tomatoes and watercress