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11 Healthy Snacks to Help You Lose Weight

02 June 2022

Ergonomic office furniture for freelancers and remote workers is essential for any business, but it should not come at the expense of physical health. When you work remotely, it's imperative to be mindful of your physical well-being. That's why we've compiled this list of 11 healthy snacks to help you stay on track with your weight loss goals.

Whether you're on a diet or just looking for healthier choices for snacking, these healthy snacks will keep your stomach full and quell hunger pains so that you can focus on the task at hand instead of food cravings.

1. Edamame

Soybeans are a substantial source of protein (contain all eight essential amino acids), a superb source of vitamins and minerals, and boast a healthy array of fatty acids. Edamame has over two grams of protein per pod and is high in omega-3s. Many dieters also claim that edamame helps them maintain their weight loss goals.

2. Ripe Bananas

Bananas are a healthy snack because they're high in fibre and low in calories. They're also great when you don't feel like eating something sweet, which helps you keep your cravings at bay.

3. Almonds

Almonds contain protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals! Most importantly, they lack allergens such as gluten or peanuts, which may concern those with food allergies or sensitivities. Almonds are also a significant source of Vitamin E and magnesium, and are high in fibre. If you're looking for the ideal healthy snack, almonds will keep you fuller longer than most other foods.

4. Yoghurt

Lots of people swear by adding plain Greek yoghurt into their smoothies. That's because Greek yoghurt is thicker, has a higher protein content than regular yoghurt, and has beneficial bacteria that aid in digestion. It's also a great source of calcium, phosphorus, potassium and protein.

5. Protein Bar

Protein bars are great for when you need a quick bite before or after the gym, and they come in handy when you're in a pinch. It's also beneficial to have these on hand in the office because they help keep people from snacking on junk food.

6. Crudité and Hummus

It's easy to incorporate crudités into your diet by having them on hand to nibble on throughout the day. They're delicious, nutritious and low-calorie snacks that will fill you up without weighing you down or contributing excess fat or sugar to your diet.

A good snack is celery sticks with hummus spread on top. It's not exotic, but it's delicious and it can keep you full until dinner time. The fibre-rich vegetables digest slowly so that you don't feel as hungry at mealtime, while the hummus provides healthy fats that keep your skin nice and plump.

7. Homemade Trail Mix

Another firm favourite is trail mix – a mixture of nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate chips. It's a great source of fat that keeps your stomach feeling full for hours after eating. It also provides tons of energy and satisfies my sweet tooth. Just make sure you're buying quality nuts and dried fruit that aren't overly salted or sweetened with sugar so you don't land up ingesting unnecessary calories.

8. Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is another great snack because it's chock full of vitamins, minerals, fibre, and other nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. It also keeps you full for hours, which is important when you're on the go all day. As we mentioned above, some people like to add a dollop of yogurt to fruit salad because it makes it more filling and gives your body a healthy, slow release of amino acids after digestion.

9. Quinoa

Quinoa is so versatile and easy to prepare. Just mix quinoa with black beans, bell peppers, red onion, tomatoes and avocado and you have yourself a tasty meal that's full of fibre and beneficial fats without all those nasty carbs. Quinoa is a complete protein, too! It's also gluten-free if that's something you need in your diet.

10. Raw Vegetables

Bitesize raw vegetables make an excellent snack when you're in a rush. Wash and cut up vegetables ahead of time so that they're ready to eat when hunger pangs hit. Just keep a container of hummus or your preferred dip on hand so you can dip as needed!

11. Dark Chocolate

If you're craving a sweet snack, I'd recommend grabbing a bar of dark chocolate for your next snack. And being rich in protein, fat and antioxidants, chocolate can keep one's tummy satisfied for hours. Just make sure you're eating the good stuff and avoiding those sugar-filled chocolate bars!

There are so many factors that can lead to weight loss or gain. The right ergonomic office furniture is critical to the success of any business, but it plays only one role in your overall weight loss and gain.

Physical health is important for every aspect of your life, from your mental wellbeing to your sexy body. So next time you're looking for a snack, try one of these healthy snacks instead of reaching for a bag of crisps!