Being on a meal plan and trying to stick to it methodically can be tricky! Sweet snacks can be a part of a healthy diet and weight loss plans if they incorporated correctly. If they made with the right ingredients and enjoyed in the right portions. As losing weight and keeping it off is a lifelong journey, sticking to the same old boring foods can be one of the biggest saboteurs to your plan. Making your own treats and make sure they powered up to help you lose weight and not loaded with fructose or fructose corn syrup. This could also be incorporated if you want to “lose some lockdown weight”
Below are some of the sweet snacks you could try:
1.) Dark chocolate popcorn.
For the chocoholics out there, you will love this sweet and salty treat. This is a great way to munch on volume without adding excess number of calories. Cocoa is rich in flavonoids which have the potential to decrease body fat. Make your own by drizzling (not coating) melted chocolate over air popped or stove popped popcorn and sprinkle with a dash of sea salt, moderation is key here do not go crazy with the chocolate and limit your portion to a cup.
2.) Sweet Protein Doughnuts
These will not disappoint you and they are also a great way to satisfy the sweet tooth. These are also lower in calories than the normal traditional full of carbs doughnuts. And an added benefit because they are high in protein, they will help set your body up to burn more calories.
You can make your own, try to be creative by using Coconut oil or Almond butter or oatmeal. These good fats will help you feel fuller, so you will not have the tendency to eat what we call mindlessly, this is where you eat what you see and often it is not good for you.
In line with “an apple, a day keeps the doctor away”. A single piece of fruit can be incredibly satisfying or even better add a bit of honey. If you did not know this, honey acts as an appetite suppressant. Fruits that have a Low G.I (low glycemic index) help weight loss by reducing the need for insulin, the hormone that blocks fat burning. Fruits and vegetables are also high in fibre which helps you stay full for longer.
4.) Sweet Lemon Popsicles
Use honey as a sweetener and lemon juice. The acidity in the lemon juice helps digestion and lower the glycemic index in other foods you eat with it, which means helps you lose weight.
5.) Banana oatmeal and chocolate cookies
This is healthy, wholegrain sweet treat that targets weight loss and is easy to make. Keynote use cinnamon as a sweetener it will boost your weight loss efforts and target belly fat, which a lot of individuals struggle with.
6.) High Protein, Low calorie, Low carb Greek yoghurt
Now we going to get a little technical, but it will be good for you. Yoghurt is a great snack for weight loss because its high in protein. It also reduces inflammation in the stomach and keeps the bacteria in the stomach balanced, which is one of the key steps to losing weight and keeping it off. It is recommended to add some banana or a few dried cranberries for a bit of flavor.
Always remember when it comes to weight loss, the key to lasting success in it is adapting a meal plan that you can stick with. So, if you love sweets these easy sweet snacks should provide the satisfaction you need to stay on track and not derail at some point.