French Women Don't Get Fat Diet: 4 Snacks

The French Women Don’t Get Fat diet is more of a lifestyle change than an eating plan. It encourages you to eat whatever you enjoy but to control your portions. Therefore, your food list is extensive, and very little items are discouraged. Whatever food that you choose to eat as your snack, make sure that it is something that you will savor and enjoy consuming.

1. Low-Fat Yogurt

Yogurt is an excellent snack, and it is packed with benefits. It is a great source of calcium, which will build strong bones and improve cardiovascular health. Yogurt has live cultures that will keep your digestive system running smoothly. There are varieties available with extra fiber which will keep you satisfied longer. For an extra tasty snack, add fruit and nuts to your yogurt. The fruit will add more fiber, as it satisfies your sweet tooth, and the crunchy nuts will provide additional fiber and protein.

2. Fruit

As a natural dessert, fruit can make an excellent snack. It will quiet your sweet tooth while satisfying your hunger. Eat a wide variety of fruits to get all the health benefits that they offer, such as fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Add it to your yogurt, make a fruit crisp by baking it with oatmeal, brown sugar and butter, or eat a piece in its natural state.

3. Whole-Grain Bread

While bread is often taken off of many diet lists, whole-grain bread is a wholesome food that can stave off hunger while providing several health benefits. The fiber content in the bread will keep you feeling fuller longer, and it can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Whole-grains are also excellent sources of potassium, magnesium, and other nutrients that your body needs. Make a small half-sandwich with lean meat and veggies for your snack, or add a small amount of peanut butter to the bread for an extra protein boost.

4. Cheese

Small amounts of cheese are great snacks when you are on the go. Cut up a few squares of cheddar and put them in plastic baggies in the fridge so that they are ready to eat when your stomach begins to growl. String cheese is also handy, and no measuring or packaging is required. Cheese will provide calcium and other nutrients without causing a spike in blood sugar levels. Add a piece of fruit to make the snack even more satisfying, or eat the cheese with a few whole-grain crackers.

The diet also recommends that you drink plenty of water throughout the day. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger, so make sure that you keep some water nearby to sip throughout the day. Add fruit or cucumber for variety. Not only will the water help to keep hunger at bay, but it will help to keep your skin beautiful.

Remember, nothing is completely off limits on the French Women Don’t Get Fat diet. Just make sure that you enjoy what you are eating, and limit your amounts.

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  • Amy

    Not sure where these ideas came from. The FWDGF diet specifically states you shouldn’t snack (just eat 3 meals/day instead). And low-fat yogurt? According to Mireille, you should have the real, full-fat version.