These Five Healthy Snacks Can Help You Lose Weight In A Week

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Healthy snacks added to your diet throughout the day can be the key to help you lose weight in a week.

When you’re trying to lose weight, you may think that you’ll never be able to have another snack. The truth is, however, there are many healthy snacks you can eat to lose weight in a week and feel great.

For any weight loss plan to be successful, you can’t feel like you’re being deprived. This means you can eat healthy snacks that make your diet work better for you rather than hindering it.

In your switchover to healthy snacks, it’s best to start by having a clean slate. Set aside a day to clean out your refrigerator and pantry to remove all non-healthy foods. This will accomplish two things:

  • You’ll remove anything that may be a temptation for you when you’re having a weak moment.
  • You’ll be able to make better choices, not only for yourself, but for the rest of your family as well.

What types of snacks can you eat that won’t derail your diet? You might be surprised at the variety of choices available:

  1. Fresh fruits and vegetables. Your healthiest snacks are going to be those that are as close to nature as possible. This means keeping fresh fruits and vegetables on hand.
  • Why not take advantage of buying those fruits that will provide you with the sweetness and the crunch you crave?
  • Buy fruits that are in season so you won’t pay a premium price for them.
  • Apples, grapes, oranges, and other fruits are important for a healthy diet whether you’re trying to lose weight or not. Avocadoes are another great choice.
  1. Dried fruit can be a great snacking option for those trying to lose weight. Raisins, Craisins (dried cranberries), and other dried fruits will give you the feeling of eating something forbidden and yet they can be enjoyed in moderation.

As with any food, if you eat too much of it you can ruin any dieting attempt.

  1. Potato chip alternatives. If one of your weaknesses is potato chips, there’s a healthy alternative that’s easy, convenient, and will give you a satisfying crunch.

When you get home from the grocery store, wash and cut up these vegetables into handy snack sizes so they’ll be easy to grab when you’re seeking a quick snack:

  • Baby carrots or carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes

Sometimes crunchy vegetables won’t meet your needs when you’re craving chips! You may want the salt and the crusty crunch that celery sticks just won’t satisfy.

  • Whole wheat pretzels might do the trick.
  • Dip your pretzel in peanut butter for additional taste and to bolster your metabolism.
  1. Nuts and seeds are additional healthy snacks you can eat when you’re trying to lose weight. They’re full of nutrients your body needs, and can be great choices.

Be careful when eating nuts and seeds, however, as they’re high in fat content and eating too many could blow your diet for the day.

  1. Popcorn can be a great snack for someone trying to lose weight. The trick is to eat light popcorn or air popped popcorn rather than adding butter or other toppings to it.

Choosing healthy snacks rather than those laden with fat and calories will make losing weight much easier. When you feel like you need a snack, don’t deprive yourself. Choose wisely and you’ll feel great and still lose weight!

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1. What is your favorite healthy snack?

2. What is the one “unhealthy” snack you have a hard time giving up?

Follow The Example Of Women Who Lose Weight And Keep it Off For Good!

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To succeed at losing weight, follow the example of women who lose weight and keep it off.

Does it seem like you’re constantly on a diet? You’re not alone! You may be surprised how many women feel the same way. These weight loss tips for the constant dieter may be what you’ve needed to finally make the dieting roller coaster stop so you can get off.

Maybe you’ve tried every diet that’s come down the pike. You’ve eaten grapefruit to the point where you can’t stand the sight of them. You’ve given up carbohydrates but still crave sugar, potatoes, and bread. Seeing that it was a losing battle, you gave up on every one.

You may have had some success at losing weight, only to gain it back. Let’s face it, it gets discouraging when you hear that most dieters will regain the weight they’ve lost within three to five years. With those kinds of odds against you, you may wonder why you bother.

The reasons you keep trying to lose weight may vary. You know you need to lose weight to improve your overall health or reduce symptoms of disease. You can’t fit into your clothes or you have a reunion to attend. There could be any number of other reasons.

Regardless of why you want to slim down or how many times you’ve dieted in the past, if you want to succeed at losing weight once and for all, you may be better served by following the example of those who’ve achieved their goal and kept the weight off.

Effective weight loss tactics for women who’ve succeeded include these techniques:

  1. Look at weight loss as a life change rather than the means to a particular end. You’re not merely losing weight; you’re making a commitment to change your eating and exercise habits so your health and life can improve.
  2. Learn all you can about food, the nutrients needed by the human body, and how to provide your body with the fuel it needs, rather than overfilling it with foods that will make it sluggish and unhealthy.
  3. Learn to work through frustrations, loss, and stress without turning to food. In many cases, those successful former constant dieters have turned to exercise as a means to release the stresses that often cause people to resort to their old eating habits.
  4. Recognize when your body is truly hungry. Discover how to recognize your body’s signals to stop eating when you’ve had enough, rather than continuing to eat until you’re stuffed.
  5. Focus on your health and fitness, instead of dieting to look good. Instead of dieting for a short term goal – getting into a bikini or looking great for a class reunion – be more concerned about how the foods you eat affect your health.
  6. Learn to recognize proper portion sizes. Eating correct portion sizes will allow you to eat only the amount of food your body needs.
  7. Acknowledge only temporary failure when you blow it. Rather than giving up when you’ve eaten too much, decide to start again the next day.
  8. Seek and allow support from others. Getting a mentor who’s a weight loss success, joining a support group, or including a friend to hold you to your goals will help spur you on to success.

These weight loss tips for constant dieters are given with the hopes that you can finally find the ideas that will allow you to break the dieting cycle. You don’t have to be one of the many dieters who’ve failed.

You can learn how to make changes in your eating habits to make the weight leave for good. Take your time, learn what your body needs, and then provide the nutrients and exercise to become healthy, happy and completely stress-resilient!

Please Share Your Thoughts

In the comments below, share with us:
1. Who do you have in your life that can be your support during your weight loss journey?

2. Share at least two females you admire who have lost weight and kept it off!  Can you use them as inspiration for your own weightloss journey/