Trying To Lose Weight? 5 Snacking Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Weight loss: For healthy weight loss you need to choose your snacks. You might not know but you end up making several snacking mistakes. Here are some of these you need to avoid.

Trying To Lose Weight? 5 Snacking Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Weight loss: Choose healthy snacks to beat hunger pangs


  • Unhealthy snacking can lead to weight gain
  • Fibre-rich snacks can keep you full for longer
  • Fresh fruits are one of the best snacks for weight loss

When trying to lose weight you need to focus on every meal you are consuming. Other than the three meals you need to monitor the snacks you are consuming throughout the day. Hunger pangs between the meals can make you consume unnecessary calories. It is important to choose healthy and right snacks to maintain a healthy weight. Unhealthy snacking is harmful to your overall health too. Many fail to understand the need to snack correctly and often make several mistakes. These mistakes can make it harder for you to stick to your fitness goals. Keep reading to know such snacking mistakes that you must get rid of today.

Weight management: smacking mistakes you need to avoid

1. Ignoring calorie count

Not just for your meals, you need to keep a calorie check for your snacking too. Make sure that the snack you choose fall under your per day calorie consumption.


Choose low-calorie, fibre rich snacks to maintain a healthy weight
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2. Neglecting fibre

Many fail to choose the right snacks. When trying to lose weight, it is advised to choose fibre-rich snacks as these help you keep full for longer without adding many calories to your diet. Fibre-rich fruits are one of the best options to choose from.

Also read: Fibre-Rich Foods That Should Be A Part Of Your Diet

3. Using snack as a reward

If you are choosing snacks as a quick treat then you are doing it all wrong as it makes you choose highly processed snacks. You can choose your favourite snacks for cheat days but do not binge on these snacks every day.

Also read: Best Low-Carb Foods You Must Have For Quick Weight Loss

4. Waiting till you are starved

When you are following a restricted-calorie diet, you are more likely to starve initially. You should not wait for snacking till you are completely starved. When you are too hungry you are more likely to consume more calories than required. Choose small and filling snacks to beat hunger.


Eat small frequent meals to avoid binge eating
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5. Not planning ahead

Planning is necessary before every meal. It helps you choose the right snacks in the right quantity. Not just snacks, you should plan your every meal to reach your weight loss goals.

Also read: Quarantine Meal Plan: Use These 3 Indian Foods For Preparing Multiple Meals

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