- Healthy snacking is important for your weight loss
- Sugary foods and refined carbs need to be avoided
- Eat nuts and seeds to snack healthy
What do you do when hunger strikes? Do you first drink a glass of water to see if you are actually thirsty? If you feel hungry shortly after having a complete meal, it is most likely to be because you are thirsty. Drink a glass of water and your hunger will vanish away. But what about other times, for example, when you crave for deep fried delicacy or comfort food? Healthy snacking plays an important role in your weight loss journey. It can make or break your routine and there are a few tricks that can help you snack healthy.
Weight loss: What a nutritious does when hunger strikes
Nutritionist Pooja Makhija recently took to Instagram to share her tricks when she feels hunger. In her Reel, Makhija shares that instead of going for doughnuts, wafers, cup noodles, cupcakes or orange juice, she goes for the following:
- Seven almonds and one date
- Baked sweet potato wedges
- Poha with peanuts
- Almond milk chia pudding
- Carrot, beetroot and spinach juice.
The likes of doughnuts, wafers, cupcakes and chocolates are loaded with sugar and empty calories. They will provide you with no nutrition and will up your calorie intake. Also, instead of opting for fruit juice like orange juice, eat one whole fruit. "Eating fruits is healthy. Drinking fruit juices is not. They increase blood sugar levels too rapidly, Makhija informs.
The list of her snacking tricks includes nuts, dates, sweet potato and vegetable juice. All of these snacking options are packed with vitamins, minerals, good carbs, healthy fats, fibre and protein. All of these nutrients can together help in improving your health and can also help you with weight loss.
So, what do you eat when you feel hungry? Let us know in the comments below!
(Pooja Makhija is a nutritionist, dietitian and author)
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