According To Nutritionists , The 15 Best Healthy Snacks For Weight Loss | Nick Rana

 According To Nutritionists, The 15 Best Healthy Snacks For Weight Loss | Nick Rana

If you've ever snacked your way through a jar of peanut butter in a day, you're probably pretty damn convinced that snacking is your worst enemy when it comes to weight loss. But yeah, no. Snacks (you know, the healthy, well-portioned kind) can help ensure you don't get so damn hungry you just say "screw it!" and give up on your whole diet. Still, whipping up your own perfectly portioned snack is way easier said than done. (Honestly, who knew a serving of peanut butter was only two measly tablespoons?!)

1. Popcorn

Popcorn is a great snack for weight loss because it is low-calorie, but also a great source of fiber, which can help you feel fuller longer, says Amber Pankonin, MS, RD, LMNT, registered dietitian and owner of Stirlist. This delicious pick from Angie's leaves out oils and other less-desirable ingredients.

2. Nuts

Pankonin is a fan of nuts like walnuts, peanuts, and almonds because they are full of heart-healthy monosaturated fats and fiber.

3. Dark Chocolate

Yes, a small serving of dark chocolate can be super satisfying if you're trying to lose weight. Plus, it's loaded with energy-boosting nutrients like magnesium and iron, says Pankonin.

4. Dates

Pankonin is a fan of dates because they are sweet, yet high in fiber as well as antioxidants.

5. Grapes

Grapes are a great source of hydration and fiber, says Pankonin. Plus, they're naturally sweet.

6. Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is a great source of protein, which can help you feel satiated, says Pankonin.

7. Avocado

Avocados are full of healthy plant-based fats and protein, which both help keep you fuller longer, says Amy Kimberlain, RDN, CDCES.

8. Fresh Veggies

The fiber in veggies can help with bowel movements, lowering blood pressure, and your cholesterol, notes Kimberlain.

9. Hummus

Not only does hummus have fiber, but it also has some healthy plant-based fats that will help with satiety and stabilize your blood sugar.

10. Beans

Beans are a great combination of plant-based protein and fiber that can help you fight cravings, notes Kimberlain.

11. Whole-Grain Crackers

According to Kimberlain, whole-grain crackers offer a great source of complex carbs for energy, and fiber for satiety.

12. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is packed with protein. Plus you can add in fresh, healthy fruit for even more nutrients and fiber, says Kimberlain.

13. Nut Butters

Whether you prefer peanut butter or almond butter, the healthy fats and protein in nut butters will help keep you full, says Kimberlain.

14. Oatmeal

Oats are high in fiber and protein, which are digested at a slower rate and can help stabilize blood sugar, says Roxana Ehsani, MS, RD.

15. Kale Smoothie

A leafy green like kale is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (like vitamin K and folate), as well as gut-healthy fiber, says Ehsani.

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