Having trouble losing weight? These snacks actually make your body burn more fat helping you lose weight fast.
What you choose to snack on between your meals makes a huge difference for weight loss. Eating the correct foods will boost your metabolism to increase the amount of fat you burn – ultimately helping you lose weight fast. Healthy snacks will also keep your energy levels up while making sure you reach your daily nutritional needs.
As Americans we love to snack, but according to recent research by the USDA our snacks are overloaded with calories and unloaded with nutrients. Luckily there are a number of healthy snacks that you can incorporate into your diet with the right calories, nutrients and energy aiding fast weight loss.
So what kind of snacks burn fat?
Snacks that burn fat are ideally 200 calories or less and contain high amounts of protein and fiber. When you eat protein while incorporating exercise into your lifestyle it helps to build lean muscle mass. More lean muscle means a higher metabolism and more calories burned. Protein is also digested slowly which helps keep you feel satisfied longer. Fiber is great for aiding in your digestion and also reduces cravings for fats and sugars.
Here are 9 fat burning healthy snacks for fast weight loss you can try:
1. Skim milk and an apple
Fruit is always a great option as a healthy snack, but it’s best to combine it with some protein to help you feel more satisfied. Grab a large apple (110 calories) and a cup of skim milk (86 calories). This combination will give you 9 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber for under 200 calories.
2. Tuna on whole-wheat crackers
A can of tuna in spring water is an amazing source of protein as well as a healthy dose of Omega-3 fats. Grab 5 of your favorite whole-wheat crackers and a 3-ounce can of tuna for a total of 20 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber for around 200 calories.
3. Hard-boiled egg with asparagus
Eggs are a powerhouse super food loaded with high-quality protein and nutrients. Combine them with asparagus which is high in vitamins B6, E and folate and you have the perfect snack. Grab 15 spears of cooked asparagus with a hard-boiled egg. It’ll only set you back 130 calories and contains 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber.
4. Half-avocado filled with cottage cheese
A delicious rich and creamy combination – super healthy too! Take half an avocado without the pit and top it with 2 ounces of low-fat cottage cheese. This powerhouse snack will give you 9 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber for just 200 calories.
5. Celery with natural peanut butter
This snack is a personal favorite of mine – I love the combination of crunch and creaminess. Simply grab yourself a few celery sticks and slice them up, then spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter inside them. For 200 calories you’ll get 8 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber.
6. Homemade trail mix
This simple quick-and-easy homemade trail mix is super satisfying and loaded with nutrients. Combine 1 tablespoon of almonds, pistachio nuts, sunflower seeds, walnuts and raisins. Just over 200 calories and containing 7 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber.
7. String cheese and almond platter
A delicious platter filled with the trifecta of protein, healthy-fats and fiber. Grab yourself a stick of 2% string cheese, 3 whole-wheat crackers and around 10 almonds. This healthy snack will give you 10 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber for just under 200 calories.
8. Half a PB&J
Who would of though PB&J would be a healthy snack? Simply downsize from the full version and grab yourself a slice of whole-wheat bread. Spread the slice with 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter and 1 teaspoon of all-fruit jelly. You’ll be getting 9 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber for just over 200 calories.
9. Greek yogurt oat-berry parfait
A refreshing treat loaded with a whopping 13 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber for around 200 calories. Grab yourself 4 tablespoons of blueberries, 2 tablespoons of toasted oats and ½ cup of non-fat Greek yogurt. Add alternate layers of the yogurt and blueberries to a glass cup and then sprinkle the toasted oats on top for an added crunch.
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