A food related post today. Are you like me, trying to lose some weight just in time for spring? The most difficult part for me is the hunger pangs that you get in between meals, as sometimes I reach for the not-so-good stuff and I'm not talking about the taste!
Worse still, a lot of snacks that appear to be diet-friendly are not even healthy, let alone being diet-friendly..!
Here are some of the worst offenders :
1) Reduced-fat peanut butter
|Enjoy the organic version !|
Peanut butter has some good healthy fats, but eating too much is obviously bad for you (like any other thing), which is why many turn to reduced fat peanut butter, which is actually worse! Low fat opions contain more sugar and hydrogenated oils (the bad stuff)!! Go for organic ones which may be found at health shops. you can enjoy peanut butter with banana as a healthy pre-workout smoothie or with cracker breads.
2) Diet yoghurt
|So many options ..|
3) Granola/cereal bars
|Home.made is best!|
4) Banana Chips
|Avoid , avoid, avoid!|
5) Rice Cakes
|Have fun with fruit!|
6) Yoghurt coated nuts
|Yummy, but not healthy AT ALL!|
Nuts are great, but the coated ones are definitely not a good snack choice! The 'yoghurt' is actually just sugar and fat with a few 'yoghurt solids' thrown in. If you et a whole bag of them, you'll be getting about 5 teaspoons of sugar! If you want some sweetness with nuts, just add a bit of raisins or any other dried fruit.
7) Smoothies or yoghurt drinks
|Home-made is always best!|
Hope this helps!
Densie o.b.o The Fabulous Team XOX