7 Slimming Snacks

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Ever wish you could eat yourself thin? We may not be able to offer you a zero calorie doughnut, but we can offer a good alternative.

When you get a craving, fool your taste buds with a healthy replacement. Control the cravings with snacks that will promote slimming.

1. Blackberries

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these delicious berries. Blackberries, like most fruit, are low in calories, plus, they have a high water and fiber content. According to Livestrong.com, “One cup of raw blackberries provides you with only 62 calories.”

2. Grapefruit

Grapefruit can help you feel full, because of its high water content. Grapefruit is also low in calories, making it a great option for breakfast or a snack. We recommend choosing red or pink grapefruit; they are sweeter and contain beta carotene.  

3. Pickles

Whether you’re having a salty, sugary, or savory craving, pickles may be your go to snack. They are low in calories and come in a variety of flavors: bread and butter, dill, spicy, and sweet (to name a few).

4. Celery

Celery offers a high water and fiber content; while also being low in calories. However, instead of reaching for ranch or peanut butter, try instead: low fat sour cream or yogurt dip.

5. Oatmeal

Reach for this “breakfast” favorite. Oatmeal is high in fiber, and it’s filling. Plus, there is research to suggest that soluble fiber can help reduce belly fat!  Add flax for a powerhouse of omega-3s.

6. Cottage Cheese or Yogurt

Need your dairy fix? Shy away from ice cream; choose instead to satisfy cravings with cottage cheese or plain yogurt. Get creative with both of these dairy items by adding fruit, cinnamon, or other healthy toppings. Use yogurt in dips or smoothies. Eat cottage cheese as a night time snack to help you snooze.

7. Broccoli

Broccoli is a versatile snack. You can eat it raw or cook it. It’s highly nutritious; plus broccoli is low in calories and high in fiber.

Sometimes not eating isn’t an option. However, we can’t say yes to every temptation. So, instead of saying no to snacking, fool your taste buds with healthy alternatives.

 

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