It may seem counterintuitive, but snacking can actually help you lose weight! If you’re hungry in between meals, grab a healthy snack. It will stop you from overeating at your next meal and from craving a quick, sugary energy boost. Your body needs fuel, so eating too little can be as bad for your health as eating too much. Choose snacks that are high in protein, fiber, and/or healthy fats. Protein is necessary for building muscle (which speeds up your metabolism), fiber keeps you full, and healthy fats help you burn fat. Here are 13 snacks to help you burn fat naturally. You’ll feel and see the benefits!
An iron deficiency can lead to weight gain, and lentils are high in iron. They’re also high in protein and fiber, making this sunflower lentil dip the perfect snack.
Avocado is a weight-loss must. It’s an incredible source of omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and vitamin K. It also pairs well with protein-packed hummus, so grab some veggies, dip, and enjoy.
Beets are loaded with antioxidants. They’re also delicious, and make a flavorful, crunchy chip. Greek yogurt is the base of the tzatziki dipping sauce, so you’ll get plenty of protein and gut-friendly probiotics with this snack.
4. Texas Caviar
This Texas caviar will turn you into a fat-burning machine. It has avocado, antioxidant-rich spices, and black beans, which are full of protein and fiber.
These skinny bell pepper nacho boats are a healthy way to satisfy your nacho craving. They’re made with turkey, which is a great source of lean protein, and bell peppers, which are a fantastic source of vitamin C and fiber.
Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties and tuna has plenty of protein, so you know these tuna cucumber sandwiches will be good for you.
Now, you can also enjoy your tuna salad inside an egg for an extra protein punch.