Article by Matt J. Quenett
Diet Snacks Timing Key for Your Fat Loss Plan – Health – Nutrition
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We all very much enjoy the concept of snacking. But it becomes a very tough task to avoid it when one is intent on dieting and wants to loose weight. But there are some interesting facts that one might want to know about snacking.
What are the things you should know about snacking?
It is very interesting to know that it is not the best idea to snack in the midmorning. This way you tend to lose lesser when compared to having snacks in intervals throughout the day.
The timing of the snack does matter and not the avoiding of taking them.
It was found in a study conducted in the United States that was done in more than 120 females who were in their post menopausal stage and were obese. The study results were as follows:
It was found that those who were used to taking snacks in between ten thirty in the morning and twelve noon were found to loose 7 percent of their body weight. But it was found that inn case of those who did not snack in that period was found to lose around 11.4 percent of their body weight in a year.
It was also found that those had the habit of snacking before lunch, continued to snack the whole day. It seems that the almost 96 percent of those who snacked before lunh had two or more rounds in the day. But around 83 percent were only found to take another snack in day among those who had snacks after the lunch time.
In case you want to loose weight, it is not a must that you should not snack. You can do it but in a timely manner and in lesser quantities. Snacks are a great way to keep you away from the hunger pangs and want to eat food.
Choosing your snacks wisely is important. You can eat things that will help you reduce weight rather than eating randomly. You can eat those foods that are less in calories. Anything between 100 and 200 would be the ideal. They should also be full of nutrients. One best option is fruits, and also the vegetables. Grapes and carrots are the best ways to snack. They have very little calories and are very rich in minerals, vitamins and fiber. You can also go for wholegrain foods like crackers, pretzels and so on. Nuts and seeds are also a good option. They also reduce your appetite. you could also try dairy products with low fat like cheese and yogurt.
Another good idea would be a combination of all the three items, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. This way the fat allows carbs to get absorbed in a slower manner than the normal. You can also be full for a longer time due to this reason.
It would be wise to opt out from empty calorie snacks too. They give you no nutrition but increase your calorie intake.
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