Snacks Can be Yummy, Delicious, And Good For You? Who Knew?

Over the last few days I have covered the main meals an average person has in a day… breakfast (the I don’t have time to eat” meal), lunch (the “I’m never going to get my work done if I eat now” meal), and dinner (the “OMG! I’m STARVING because I haven’t eaten anything at all today” meal.) As I already mentioned in earlier posts, there are actually three other meals you should have in a day. They’re not legitimately meals, however they are important for keeping your metabolism going, especially if you’re looking to lose weight. Did someone say snack time??

Snacks are important because they keep the flow of your metabolism in check. The longer you go in between meals the faster that metabolism starts to drop off and the more likely that your body will start to reserve what fat there already is in your body to keep you going. Now, when I say snacks, I definitely don’t mean cookies, cakes and pie. I mean things that are going to be good for you going in. So today’s post revolves around Negative calorie or Zero Calorie snacks. These kind of snacks are good because they help tide you over in between meals, and your body burns more calories digesting them than they actually provide your body.

Go through this list and select some wonderful treats to help you treat your body good!!

NEGATIVE CALORIE AND ZERO CALORIE SNACKS

VEGGIES
*Asparagus
*Beet Root
*Broccoli   
*Cabbage
*Cauliflower
*Celery
*Chicory
*Cucumber
*Garden Cress
*Garlic
*Green Beans
*Hot Chili
*Kale
*Lettuce
*Onion
*Radish
*Spinach
*Turnip
*Zucchini

FRUITS
*Apples
*Apricots
*Blueberries
*Cantaloupe
*Cranberries
*Grapefruit
*Honeydew
*Lemon
*Lime
*Mango
*Orange
*Papaya
*Pineapple
*Plum
*Raspberries
*Strawberries
*Tomato (Yes, it’s technically a fruit!)
*Tangerine
*Watermelon

This is not an exhaustive list, but it sure does give you plenty of options!! Eating these items will help reduce your caloric intake and keep you satisfied until your next meal (while eaten in moderation)!

Enjoy!
XoXo
Santana

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