Top 10 Snacks for Ongoing Weight Loss

Eating the right foods can become a bit dull if you don’t spice it up with some indulgences. But that doesn’t mean eating sugar-laden foods or unhealthy snacks. Since I have eaten whole foods my taste buds have become readjusted. I no longer crave sweet, sugary desserts. I can enjoy just a taste of something less sweet or even savory to satisfy that snacking urge I get now and then.

Here’s a list of the top 10 foods best for snacking while trying to keep on track to lose weight.

  1. An ounce of raw nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, any nuts except peanuts or pistachios)
  2. Raw veggies with humus
  3. Half of an avocado
  4. Two hard-boiled eggs
  5. Two ounces of sliced or cubed cheeses
  6. Leftover proteins topped with a little mustard (chicken, turkey, beef)
  7. One piece fruit that is low on the glycemic index (berries are a good option)
  8. Pork rinds (for the crunchy chip lovers)
  9. Cashew and date rolls (recipe in a earlier post)
  10. And my favorite – two pieces of dark chocolate (70% or higher dark cocoa)

No matter what you decide to snack on keep in mind that a snack is not a regular meal. It’s an occasional treat. It’s all too easy to fall back into the comfort of eating extra food. If you’re not hungry, don’t eat. Drink a glass of water. If you get hungry right before bed, then one of these snacks is a good choice for you.

I eat two cashew date rolls about an hour before bedtime to make certain that my blood sugar doesn’t drop in the middle of the night. It took me a while to figure out why I was waking up around 2 am every night. By adding that little treat before bedtime, I sleep all night without interruption.

More tips to come in later posts…

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