Snacks : What To Eat And What To Avoid

The best and proven methods of weight loss are diets and exercises. But it takes a dedicated mind to overcome all hurdles and stick to these routines. And one such hurdle that successfully tosses over every single diet plan is a snack.

Most of the time, snacks are the real reason behind individuals not losing weight even if they strict to very tight diet regimes. Snack times can be very hard to deal with and the entire body craves for something to eat, be it an apple or a potato chip.

If you find yourself getting addicted to snack time foods, here are a few essential points that can help you in deciding what to eat and what to avoid for a snack.

Must Avoid Snacks: Remember thos pretzels we are all extremely fond off? Well, if you are interested to lose some serious weight, you need to show these snacks the back door. You may argue that pretzels are low in calorie content.

True, pretzels are low in calories (120 calories per serving) and fat (1 gram per serving). However, they are very high in salt content and contain nearly 390 mg of Sodium for every serving. This could to a large extent leave you with several other health related issues that can again force you to forsake your diet.

Yogurt covered pretzels are again saturated with high calories, fat and almost 6 teaspoons of sugar. You would definitely want to stay from these lest you want to put on some weight the same day.

Anything with cheese can be a damper on our otherwise serious diet plan. And if it’s going to be cheese puffs like Cheetos, then there is no looking back!

You will definitely add some serious fat to your thighs and buttocks. With only one serving, you are bound to consume 350 mg of Sodium and 10 grams of fat in addition to an extra 160 calories.

Barbequed potato ripple chips contain 150 calories, 2.5 grams of saturated fat and 7.5 grams of natural fat in one serving. Though they are very delicious and tempting to eat, you may want to set them aside for unavoidable situations.

Nicknamed Fat Nuggets, Combo Nuggets can add lots of weight to your body and contain 460 mg of Sodium, 10 grams of clogging fat, 5 grams of sugar and nearly 210 calories in one bite. If you want to lose weight, you need to put this back into the shelf where you picked it up from.

Eatable Snacks: Now that you have an idea of the kind of snacks to avoid while on a diet, lets look into some of the more comfortable kind which are comparatively less troublesome on your diet.

Unsalted pretzels may not be the most delicious variety around but contain only 110 calories for 20 mini pretzels and zero fat. The salt content in this case is also very low (only 75 mg of Sodium).

To make up for the absence of salt, you may apply some butter spray over the pretzels in addition to combining them with not fat yogurt; onion slices and garlic powder (remember to brush your teeth afterwards though).

Lays potato chips belong to the baked variety and can really satisfy your taste buds if you crave for potato chips. A serving contains only 2 grams of fat, 180 mg of Sodium (reasonable) and 120 calories in addition to a few grams of fiber.

You can also opt for baked tortilla chips that contain only 3 grams of fat and 120 calories for a serving of 18 chips. Though the salt content is high (200 mg of Sodium), you get some added fiber content.

Soy Crisps are extremely good for your weight loss regime and contain added soy protein (5 grams) in addition to the 70 calories and 1 gram of fat for every serving of 10 or 11 crackers. You can go for two servings if you want.

Dry roasted soy beans are even better with 13 grams of soy protein and 7 grams of fiber for one serving. This protein content can be achieved only if you eat 1000 calories of chips. A serving is most likely to fill you up easily and contains 4 grams of fat, 230 mg of Sodium and 130 calories.