Our busy schedule allows to eat 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with a lot of difficulty then how is it possible to add in between to this? And moreover how is it possible to have weight loss by eating? Weight loss tips from experts suggest take small and frequent meals to lose weight. I am sure all of you are thinking about these questions. But there is a bigger question what to eat in this snack break.
How can eating snacks help in weight loss?
Keeping a big gap between two meals will cause acidity and you tend to eat more in next meal. For example if there is a gap of 7-8 hours between your lunch and dinner you tend to eat a heavy dinner. Eating more at night will cause indigestion and also you don’t need more calories in the night time as we are less active. So having light and non-fatty snacks in between is preferable to avoid unnecessary intake in the next meal.
What to eat in these snack breaks?
Instead of going for fatty snacks, choose a low calorie snacks like fruits, sugar free yogurt, cow’s milk, khakra, kurmura bhel, homemade dry poha etc. Options for healthy snacks can also be sprouts, popcorn, egg white omelette,
, soups, oats preparation & grain puff. Even having 2 egg whites and fruit will fulfill your needs of small snacks.
Healthy drinks like buttermilk, dal soup, skimmed milk, soya milk, can be a option. Coconut water packed with potassium keeps you hydrated throughout the day. All these options are low in calories yet healthy. Avoid having snacks late evening or replacing it with your dinner.
Only exercise or crash dieting does not help in healthy weight loss. It only gives weakness and deficiency of vitamins. Our body requires balanced meal consisting of all nutrients. Hence having small and frequent meals is a power to weight loss.