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Snacking. Friend or Foe?

Snacking. Friend or Foe?

*Original article from Supreme Physique

I bet you didn't know that studies show people who eat 4-5 meals or snacks per day are better able to control their appetite and weight. Snacking can definitely be your friend because it keeps you satisfied throughout the day so its harder for your to over eat.

Eating low-calorie snacks that have a high content of fiber will keep you full and suppress all urges to munch on something with high calories - and a high amount of regret after.

Here are some great examples of simple, healthy snacks that will help suppress your hunger.


Green Tea

This tea is especially effective for weight loss because it contains an amazing phytonutrient that increases the hormone responsible for creating the feeling of being satisfied.

In the battle against body fat, feeling full between meals is your greatest weapon.


Apples

All varieties of apples help suppress hunger for a couple of reasons.

Eating an apple involves lots of chewing time, which helps slow you down and actually gives your body more time to realize you're no longer hungry.

Apples are also filled with fiber and pectin, which help you feel full. Plus they're just delicious!


Avocados

These suppress your appetite when eaten in moderation, and are full of fiber and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

On top of this, these little guys even send signals to your brain that tell your stomach that it's full.


Water

The liquid of life is also your best friend when it comes to shedding stubborn pounds.

In one August 2010 study, people who drank two glasses of water before a meal ate between 75-90 fewer calories at the meal than those who didn't drink water!


Oatmeal

You might already know this one from personal experience...

Oatmeal is stacked with slow-digesting carbs that keep you feeling full for hours after breakfast.


So yeah, I guess you could say that snacks just like people, they could be your friend OR foe as long as you pick the right ones!

Share some other awesome snacks you know below!

 

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