Snacks can be hard for people as they start a fitness journey. I know what I used to snack on would have KILLED my progress in my first couple rounds. Not only would I have eaten way too many calories and carbs, mentally I would have been back at square one. So I cut all the junk out for a full 180 days. No cheats – no questions asked.
You might be asking yourself, then what are some snacks that are good to eat? Or better yet, are there any snacks I can eat TONS of and still be ok? The answer to those questions is YES!
5 Snacks that Won’t Ruin Your Diet!#1) Baby Carrots – A Coach Wayne CLASSIC – You wouldn’t believe how many of these I have eaten at a time! I don’t need a dip, I just need the crunch! They just hit the spot. No it’s not chips, but I love looking for food that has a great crunch. I like mine right out of the fridge, little cold, and BAM! Whole bag gone LOL
Nutritional Facts – BIG SERVING (20 carrots) – 80 calories, no fat, no protein, 16g of carbs with 6g fiber!
#2 Celery – Seriously, the same reason as carrots. While celery isn’t my top pick, you can really go to town on it! And I think a good, fresh celery – chilled again LOL – has a lot going for it! That CRUNCH! Just like carrots, the fiber content is nice too (keep you full and helps fat loss & digestion).
Nutritional Facts – BIG SERVING (8 stalks) – 48 calories, no fat, 2.4g protein, 9.6g carbs with 4.8g fiber.
#3 Air Popped Pop Corn – MMMMMmmmm another Coach Wayne fav LOL but really, this saved me so many times in the past from ruining my diet! When air popped (we have a little Whirly Popper), there isn’t much damage you can do with popcorn. Just avoid the butter and mountains of salt!
Nutritional Facts – BIG SERVING (3 cups) – 93 Calories, 1.1g fat, 3.1g protein, and 18.7g carbs with 3.5g fiber.
#4 Scrambled Egg Whites – Great night time fix when you need protein! Easy to make and pretty good too! I like egg whites that are ready to use in the carton. They are 100% eggs and ready to be scrambled. What is the best is they are all protein! So if you are behind on your protein budget, make some egg white (even add a little salsa and you still won’t do any damage).
Nutritional Facts – BIG SERVING (1 cup) – 126 Calories, 0g fat, 1.8g carbs, and 26.5g PROTEIN!
#5 Water – Now don’t get mad at me LOL, I am serious! So many times you “feel” hungry because you are a little dehydrated. So down some water! It will fill your stomach and you can move on. I have used water over and over to beat some cravings. I knew I was on track and didn’t need extra food, so I would chug some water!
Nutritional Facts – BIG SERVING (32 oz) – 0… nada…. nothing.
Keep These Snacks Handy
Use these snacks to beat your cravings and keep on track with your diet! Keep them on hand and have then ready so you can munch away. Keep up the great work this year teamRIPPED!
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