Here’s one weight loss tip you can get on board with: Eat more throughout the day to slim down. Having small snacks (under 200 calories) between meals keeps you full so you don’t overeat at lunch or dinner, stabilizes your blood sugar and boosts your metabolism.
“The goal with snacks is to help keep you full so you don’t overeat later,” says Jennifer Teems, MS, RD, LD, a clinical dietitian at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. She recommends the following healthy snacks that are easy to bring to the office:
*The exact calorie count for these snacks may vary. Read nutrition facts to get an accurate count of what you are consuming.
- Look for protein and fiber in every snack. Protein tides you over until your next meal and fiber regulates digestion.
- Avoid the vending machine. Sugary, processed foods won’t keep you satiated for long.
- Be prepared. The workday can be hectic, so plan ahead and pack non-perishable snacks you can keep at your desk. If you do choose a perishable snack, like cheese, make sure you have access to a refrigerator.
- Eat as many veggies as you want. There’s no limit here, says Teems. But be careful – too much fiber can lead to uncomfortable digestive symptoms.
For more healthy lifestyle tips, visit the Living Better Health & Wellness page.