The Carb Dilemma
Unfortunately, the most common to-go snacks tend to be high in carbs. Although carbs an important ingredient for sustaining energy, the problem with them is that if we have just a little too much our bodies will convert them to fat and store them for use later.
The good news is that you can get a leg up on carbs if you choose to the right carbs. Complex carbohydrates, like those found in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, quinoa, beans, and legumes take much longer to be converted into simple sugars and then fat.
So the first rule of healthy snacking is to choose these carbs over others. On the flipside the ones to avoid are simple carbohydrates, like those found in processed flour, white rice, and refined sugar.
7 Low Carb Snacks to Help You Drop Pounds
Keeping the carbs to a minimum and snacking between meals are a great way to keep your metabolism boosted and your fat burning potential at its max. So to help you stay healthy on the go, here are 7 low carb snacks to keep at hand.
1. Celery Sticks with Almond Butter – An easy and super nutritious snack, this one combines metabolism-boosting and immune-supporting celery with the healthy fats and protein of almond butter. Keep the almond butter to a single tablespoon, but go nuts with the celery. This one’s totally satisfying and will keep you feeling full.
2. Cottage Cheese with Fruit – Cottage cheese is extremely high in protein to give your metabolism a serious boost. Go for about half a cup of the low-fat or fat-free stuff, and top it with a bit of fresh fruit, like antioxidant-rich blueberries.