Low Carb Snacks

Written by Rylee Newton
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If you're tired of eating traditional low carb snacks like lunch meat, tuna, or beef jerky, you do have some options. Just because you're sticking to a low carb diet, doesn't mean you have to eat a serving of meat every time you want a snack. Most nutritionists agree that snacking is one of the best ways to prevent overeating and binge eating.

One of the most nutritionally sound, low carb snacks around is nuts. If you eat a quarter of a cup of soy nuts, you should feel satisfied for several hours. You can also opt for other nuts like almonds, peanuts, walnuts, or even trail mix. If you're trying to keep the carb counts low, you need to make sure to observe serving size recommendations. Nuts are a great source of protein, but eating too many can add unwanted calories and fat grams to your diet.

Mixing Up Your Low Carb Snack Options

If you've ever followed the Atkins diet, or any other low carb diet, you know how hard it can be to find a wide variety of food choices. I can only eat so many servings of ground turkey, fish and other healthy, high protein foods before I begin to feel nauseous. I recently started eating a serving of string cheese during the day, and found it to be quite satisfying.

One of the most popular low carb snacks around is a protein bar. There are so many different protein bars to choose from it can be overwhelming to find one that is right for you. I always suggest trying out a few different brands because the ingredients and taste tends to vary tremendously from brand to brand. If you're going to incorporate these protein bars into your diet, it's important to check the label, and go with ones that contain lower carb counts. Some of these bars are deceptively high in carbohydrates.

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