Alternatives to an Obese Lifestyle
Potato chips, candy, soda. Everywhere you go there are
snacks packed with sugar, calories, and fat. What is a
person to do if they are trying to watch their weight
or just eat right? Here are some alternatives to the
run of the mill snacks that tempt you on a daily basis:
Rice cakes: These come in a variety of flavors
with few calories, fat, or sugars.
Energy bars: Some have a high sugar content but
you wonít get the same boost from candy bars that can
contain twice as much sugar as most energy bars.
Nuts: Pistachios, almonds, pecans, walnuts, and
more. Nuts also provide protein and ďgood fat,Ē the
kind your body needs.
Dried fruit: Strawberries, bananas, mangos,
apples, and more. Most fruits you love to eat can be
dried, you can carry them more easily in a re-sealable
Trail mix: The best of both worlds. You get
your nuts and your dried fruit all in the same bag.
Granola bars: Try the regular ones with no chocolate
Yogurt: You can have whipped, blended, and many
different flavors. Itís like eating pudding without
all the fat.
Popcorn: Use an air popper, half the salt, skip
the butter, and you have a great healthy treat.
Juices: Hold back on the juice drinks (Sunny
Delight, Tampico) and get the real deal with 100% pure
orange, apple, cranberry, and grape juices. Can you
Water: Zero calories, zero fat, zero sugar! And
you thought zeroes were bad. If you drink soda at
lunch, make a conscious effort to try and drink water
Canít ditch all of your favorite snacks so easily? Try
some of these alternatives.
Baked potato chips: Way less fat than regular
fried chips and they taste just as good. You could
also try pretzels or fruit "chips."
Bite-sized candy: Eating smaller portions of
the treats that you love means you donít have to give
them up completely.
Candy covered stuff: Try candy covered nuts,
fruit, or vegetables.
Diet soda: No, you donít have to be on diet,
but it will drop down your daily sugar intake
Make it yourself: Drinks like lemonade and teas
work well. You decide on the amount of sugar that you
add, which is great.