Snacks are a dieter’s worst enemy, RIGHT…… WRONG! For the longest time all of the people you ever heard talk about weight loss would say “You have to stop snacking!” Well I’m here to tell you that not only should you snack but you should eat three snacks a day. What did you say? Yeah you heard me right. You need to eat snacks everyday to lose weight. I will show you how to make 10- 200 calorie or less snacks.
The misconception everyone always has is that they associate snacking with potato chips, candy bars, milk shakes, and ice cream. It’s true these are snacks and they are quite tasty and satisfy a sweet tooth but will do damage to your weight loss success. We need to make a shift from eating snacks that are unhealthy and high in sugar and calories to snacks that are healthy, satisfying, and help you lose weight.
200 calorie or less snacks need to be up to the challenge of holding you over to your next meal. So you will see a lot of these recipes will contain fruits and dairy products. Fruits contain complex carbohydrates that break down slower than simple sugars and most importantly fiber. Fiber will expand in your stomach making you feel less hungry. You’d be amazed at what an apple will do to satisfy your hunger and only adding about 50 or so calories to your daily intake as opposed to a candy bar that can be upwards of 500 calories and do very little to satisfy your hunger.
Dairy products like cheese are important for your snacking because the fat contained in them will satisfy your hunger by tricking your brain into thinking it’s full.
Here are my top 10- 200 Calorie or Less Snacks that I rely on a daily basis to keep me away from the candy and other sweets.
Bananas and caramel Take 1 medium banana slice it up in a bowl and drizzle 2Tb of warm sugar-free caramel sauce on top of it.
1-Piece of string cheese and 1-container of 100 calorie yogurt.
Hard boiled eggs 1 for women and 2 for men
100 calorie yogurt and 2 kiwis
Graham crackers and Peanut Butter for women: 2 graham cracker squares w/ 2tsp of Peanut Butter. For Men: double this amount.
1 medium apple and 1Tb of peanut butter
3 pieces of rolled up low- fat turkey breast with ½ tomato and 1Tb of Dijon mustard. Men can double this amount
1-100 calorie yogurt, 1 Nectarine and 1 Cup of strawberries
4-slices of honey ham with 2tsp of honey mustard rolled up in a lettuce leaf
1 piece of string cheese and 20 almonds
There you have it my top 10 200 Calorie or Less Snacks for when I need to combat the urge to binge on cookies and candy between meals. A great program that’s worth checking out for more ideas for great foods that will help you lose weight is Strip That Fat. Strip That Fat is the premier weight loss program that is taking over the weight loss industry. You can select the meals that you like to eat and the software will give you a customized 14-day meal plan and shopping list that will help you lose weight quickly and safely. So stop depriving yourself and try these 200 calorie or less snacks and keep your metabolism going throughout the day.