7 Weight Loss Snacks (yes, you read that correctly!)

Tackling weight loss the delicious way.

Snacking is a survival habit for many. Here’s how you can snack but shed those pounds at the same time, and no, we’re not talking about homemade Kale chips.

Nuts (Pistachios and Walnuts)

It is well known that nuts are packed with proteins and unsaturated fats, both great nutrients for the body. Having nuts for snacks helps to keep the body full for a longer period of time, cutting down your snacking habits. A study conducted by the California Center for Human Nutrition showed that a diet containing pistachio and other nut snacks help reduce weight gain but help to keep the consumers full for a longer period of time.

Olives

More than just a pizza topping or a martini embellishment, these salty little nuggets are low in the calorie count, with each olive containing only up to 5 calories. Try the ones steeped in olive-oil with feta cheese. Divine!

Dark Chocolate

Great news, huh? Dark chocolate doesn’t just release chemicals in your brain making you happy (ier), it also satisfies your tastebuds longer, so that you don’t feel the need to keep snacking on something.

O Mamma Mia – Pizza Nutella ($3.50 per slice)

Chickpeas

According to nutritionist Julie Upton, chickpeas, along with other legumes and beans, are packed with proteins that are slow digesting, thus keeping you full longer. Chickpeas are also a great source of fiber and help balance blood-sugar levels, preventing carb-cravings. Now pass that hummus!

Mangoes

Mango desserts are now your way to a slimmer waistline! According to research published in the British Journal of Nutrition, infusing mangoes into your diet frequently not only prevents weight gain but balances blood sugar and insulin levels in the body, helping you curb those cravings!

Avocado

Yes, we’re sure you’ve heard of this over and over. Avocados are really excellent for you! a study published by the American Heart Association states that the avocado’s monounsaturated fat content has helped to reduce the risk of heart disease and bad cholesterol in the human body significantly. It is also packed with nutrients that help combat diseases and keeps you full longer. Avocado slices on toasted bread, doesn’t t look so bad anymore, huh?

Whole Eggs

Eggs were once shunned for their high cholesterol content, have now been found to be protein powerhouses under cover. High in proteins and good fat, eggs go a long way in suppressing hunger pangs. Try having eggs on toast in the morning, and see how long that meal can last you!

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