September 20, 2016
Everyone loves snacking, but the guilt that comes after you’ve had an entire bag of chips or a huge bowl of double chocolate ice cream is the worst! Snacks, especially junk food, are usually pretty high in fat, and fat doesn’t burn off itself. So what if there were snacks that could help you actually burn fat? It sounds too good to be true, but the good news is — there are! These fat-burning snacks will let you indulge in snacking without the guilt.
Yogurt mixed with fruit and honey is a delicious go-to snack, but did you know that this combination can help you combat fat? Add some honey into Greek yogurt mixed with fresh raspberries and you have a fat-fighting snack perfect for any time of the day.
Yogurt is good for your overall digestive health and is full of vitamins, and the raspberries are full of vitamin C, which helps your body burn even more fat! Aside from flavor, honey has its benefits too, including preventing diseases and giving your brain a performance boost! Try this snack after you’ve completed your workout or mid-workday for a delicious pick-me-up.
Yes, you read that right — popcorn is a snack that can help you burn fat! Nix the butter and other flavorings for a healthy treat that can’t be beaten! Popcorn includes whole grains that have not been processed — which makes this snack one of the healthiest. And what makes popcorn even more of a super snack? There’s scientific proof that popcorn beats fruits and vegetables on the health scale.
Ever hear the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, an apple can also help keep fat away when paired with a glass of skim milk. Why not just an apple? An apple by itself will help your body absorb less fat, but pairing it with skim milk provides the added protein that will make your snack “more satisfying.” This is because protein is key in helping keep your energy up. Since skim milk is loaded with protein, this snack will help you stay energized without eating more than needed.
Did you know a delicious smoothie made with blueberries and bananas can help you burn fat? Blueberries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants and also help you conquer stubborn belly fat. Aside from burning fat, blueberries can help prevent cancers and can help boost your brainpower!
Add in nutrient-rich spinach to lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of cancer and lower your chances of developing asthma. Also, this smoothie calls for tofu, which packs it up with protein and guarantees that you’ll burn fat faster. What more could you want in a snack? This smoothie is sure to make your blender a mainstay on your counter.
Nuts are the perfect snack for when you want that boost in protein and decrease in fat. Research has proven that nuts help burn extra fat and also make you feel fuller for a longer period of time so that there’s less of a chance that you’ll be over-snacking in between meals.
Make this snack fun by mixing up a bunch of different nuts to create a variety. Choose cashews, which are high in magnesium and help with migraines; almonds, which have antioxidants that do wonders for your body; and chestnuts, which have the vitamin C that you need! Just remember not to overdo it because with this snack, less is actually more!
So there you have it, you can snack on delicious treats that will leave you feeling better than binging on chips and cookies — hey, we’ve all been there. Start new habits with these healthy alternatives, and leave that snacking guilt in the past.