If you’re trying to lose weight, either by cutting calories or by changing what you eat, you might find that you’re hungrier than usual. That’s totally normal, but make sure that, when you are hungry, you eat. It can take your body time to adjust to a new diet, and you should help it adjust by making sure it’s getting enough calories. If you have a healthy snack when hunger strikes, you’re less likely to overeat at your next meal, or to crave a calorie-dense, sugary treat. The key is to choose snacks that are high in protein, fiber, healthy fats, and/or complex carbs – they’ll keep you going until your next meal. Here are 29 weight-loss snacks for you to check out. They’re all delicious, and all free of refined sugars.
1. Hard-boiled eggs
Hard-boiled eggs are a super easy, protein-packed snack to carry with you. You can boil half a dozen (or even a dozen) at a time and grab a few on your way out the door.
Chomps snack sticks are made with organic grass-fed beef, which makes them a protein-rich, environmentally-friendly snack. They’re a great alternative to traditional beef jerky, which usually contains added sugar.
3. Epic Bars
Not a fan of beef jerky? Try an epic bar – you can get salmon, bison, chicken, or turkey instead.
These tuna cucumber sandwiches use mayo made from avocado oil, which means that they’re full of healthy fats. They’re also high in protein and are delightfully crunchy.
Salmon is a fantastic weight-loss food – it’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Whole-wheat tortillas are also great for weight loss, since they have more fiber and nutrients than tortillas made from white flour.
6. Deli Turkey (nitrate-free)
Deli meat is an easy source of protein to take on-the-go. You can get salami, ham, or roast beef, but turkey is especially good for weight loss, as it’s full of lean protein. Just make sure it’s nitrate-free!