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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks can help  you lose weight and also avoid the afternoon slump. Just remember these are snacks - not another meal.  I saw several listings on Google that have great recipes. Here are some ideas that I found.

Fruit and cheese - 2 - 4 oz cottage cheese with apples or oranges

Mozzarella Cheese - 2 - 4 oz

Half a piece of rye or whole wheat bread with peanut butter or cashew butter - You could also add some fruit like blueberries or strawberries

The idea is to use what you like and eat small.  Think Tapas - small plates. If you keep your body fueled with small healthy snacks it is easier to avoid the feeling of starvation which leads to over eating. Processed foods with lots of sugar are not good choices.  There are some good choices including some with chocolate that do not have a lot of sugar. Use in moderation - say once a week.

It is hard to lose weight. But with some planning and determination it can happen.