What Are The Best Snacks for Weight Control?

Most evidence supports the concept of using three meals a day and snacks in between those meals to help with weight control. Eating frequently “revs up” the metabolism hence the beneficial impact on weight control. Our program similarly recommends the use of snacking several times a day as well.

If we were not thinking about weight control, a go-to snack would be a bag of chips, some pretzels, a few cookies or an ice cream treat. However, the high sugar/carb content of these types of snacks are not exactly compatible with our quest of controlling weight.

Protein snacks in the form of some shaved turkey/ham/roast beef/chicken would provide the protein intake that we recommend for weight control. Perhaps a hard boiled egg could be used as well. An 80 calorie yogurt is also a recommended snack in our program.

If refrigeration is not available to you or you are on the go in a car, if you are into beef jerky, this would be a decent snack for weight control. A protein bar with low carb/low fat would also be an acceptable choice.

I certainly understand that the above-recommended snacks are not as “fun” as the usual choices we have turned to in the past. The delayed gratification we all receive from weight control will hopefully make this sacrifice all worth while.

Author
Dr. Robert Posner One of the world’s leading medical weight loss researchers, Robert Posner, MD, operates his state-of-the-art weight loss clinic, Serotonin Plus, in the heart of Burke, Virginia, in the suburban Washington area.

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