Diet Snack Foods

Written by Rylee Newton
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One of the best ways to cut down on cravings while you're on a diet is to find tasty diet snacks. One of the main reasons people fall off their diets, or spiral into binge eating is the feeling of deprivation most of us experience when we are on restrictive diets. Rather than suffering through your diet only to have bursts of out of control eating, it's better to find some satisfying snack alternatives.

There are a number of different things to look for in diet snacks. For one thing, most nutritionists will tell you that the best snack around is one made of whole fruits and vegetables. These snacks are not only healthy, but they are bulky enough to make you feel full. For example, rather than drinking orange juice or a can of soda, you can eat a whole orange for less calories and better nutrition.

Low-Fat, Low-Carb Snacks

Sometimes we're just not in the mood for a piece of fruit or a bunch of carrots. Fortunately, there are a number of different low-fat snacks available to consumers today. You can find cookies, cakes, ice cream, and even potato chips with little to no fat. Most of these products are made with sugar substitutes, which make them lower in calories than traditional treats.

With so many people watching their carbohydrate intake, there are now a number of low-carb snacks on the market as well. These snacks generally contain more protein than traditional candy bars and most diet products. It's a good idea to look for a protein bar with at least 15 grams of protein. In addition, you should probably avoid any protein bar that has more than 30 grams of carbohydrates. If you're eating these bars as meal replacements, it's important to balance out your diet with whole foods as well.

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