10 Super Snacks for Super Fat Loss

“Hey Michael, what’s the best thing I can snack on?”

I get this question so much, you wouldn’t believe.

It seems that snacking right for fat loss is one area people just can’t quite get their heads around. And that’s understandable.

In today’s world of convenience foods, on-the-go eating, and where things need to be done as fast as possible, it can be easy to make the wrong snack choices, or worse, forget about snacking altogether.

People fall into the trap of buying “health foods” – things like low-fat cereal bars, (that are incredibly high in sugar) or highly-processed, poor-quality protein bars, that doesn’t help your fat loss at all.

Instead, I wanted to share with you my own personal favorite snacks – not just from a health and results point of view, but from a taste one too.

They’re all quick and easy to prepare and eat, can be made in advance and stored, and taste great.

You get a sneak peek inside my refrigerator, to see what I snack on, on a daily basis, and I reveal my top snacking tips.

#1 Deli Meat 

People often associate deli meat with being junk food or processed, but it doesn’t have to be.

In fact, if you buy the right type (which I reveal in the video) then deli meat is one of the best snacks out there. It’s high in protein, low in carbs (which is great for your low- or no-carb days on Carb Cycle) and full of the high-quality protein your body needs to build and repair.

#2 Veggies

The humble vegetable shouldn’t be dismissed as a snack.

It’s one of those things that most don’t even think of, but I always keep some pre-cooked, or even raw veggies in my refrigerator, ready to go, to give me that vitamin and mineral boost and get all my nutrients in.

#3 Protein Shakes

I’d always advise people to get their protein from whole foods (meat, fish, cottage cheese, hard-boiled eggs, and so on) but in a pinch, if you think you’re not going to be able to do so, then have a protein shake instead – it’s the next best thing, and better than skipping your snack altogether. And, if you are going to make your own protein shake, be sure you are using a quality protein such as Organic Vegan Protein Superfood.

#4 Yoghurt

I switch between low-fat and high-fat yogurt, depending on what day of Carb Cycle I’m on, but either way, yogurt is awesome.

If you want to make it like a dessert, then you can also mix yogurt with protein powder (for an extra protein hit) and berries (to get even more vital micronutrients and slow-digesting carbohydrates.)

#5 Tuna

It may be a bodybuilder’s staple, but canned tuna is one of the best go-to snacks for anyone on the quest for fat loss.

Like deli meat, it’s high in protein, with virtually zero carbohydrates, and it’s very low in calories.

I like wild Albacore tuna. It goes great with salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar.

#6 Nuts 

On those low-carb days where you just feel like you could just do with a little more energy and need to increase your fats, nuts are the best food to do this with. Tasty and nutritious – a handful of almonds is a perfect snack. Or, you can go with nut butter instead.

#7 Beef Jerky

If you’re worried about carrying deli meat around with you all day without a refrigerator, then beef jerky is the ideal solution. Again, it’s extremely high in protein, with a very low carb count. Make sure you watch the video if you want to find out exactly what jerky I go for.

#8 Granola

Granola?

That sugary cereal?

I know what you’re thinking, and yes, granola really is in my top snacks. But it’s a specific type of granola, and I’d only recommend using it on a high-carb day. There’s also just one granola that’s extremely healthy, and the perfect higher-carb snack.

#9 Protein Bars

The protein bar market is flooded with products that are loaded with calories, packed full of sugars and artificial ingredients, and actually not that high in protein.

But there are a few diamonds in the rough too, and I’ll reveal my go-to bar for the ultimate in high-protein convenience and taste in the video.

#10 Dark Chocolate 

Nope, it’s not a trick – good quality dark chocolate really does make my list.

Again, it’s one that should be saved for a high-carb day, but pick the right stuff, and you really can enjoy chocolate as part of a fat loss diet.

Snacking doesn’t have to be boring. It doesn’t have to be bland, and it certainly doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Not snacking is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when losing fat.

Eating all of these regularly as part of your routine will bring you closer to your goals, and get you to a lean, fit figure even faster.

Top Tip: WHEN to Snack

If you’re undecided when to snack, here are the 2 golden times –

1. Between meals.

You shouldn’t ever go longer than 3 to 4 hours without food, so throw a snack between breakfast and lunch, and another between lunch and dinner.

2. Post-Workout

You train hard, right?

And hard training means you need nutrients to recover.

In fact, if you’re doing an intensive fat loss program, such as HIIT MAX™, you’re potentially sabotaging your results by not refueling after your session.

All the above make fantastic post-workout options to kick-start your metabolism and start delivering essential compounds to your muscles.

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