Fitness instructor, personal trainer, and star of television’s “The Biggest Loser”, Kim Lyons has become a well trusted guru in the realm of weight loss. Her new Kim Lyons Diet promises substantial results with its 12-step program. But what separates one diet from another? What will make you stick to this program instead of quitting like all of the others?
What you are allowed to eat is usually the determining factor when going on a diet, especially considering that you are only likely to maintain the diet if you are enjoying it. Snack foods are essential to a successful diet. Here are the seven snack ideas for the Kim Lyons diet:
Apples and Cheese
We all know that fruits and vegetables are healthy for us and will undoubtedly aid in helping us lose weight. They do not have any cholesterol or unhealthy fats and have very few calories. But for a lot of people, fruits and vegetables are boring snack choices. This doesn’t have to be the case. A great snack idea is combining apple slices with some string cheese. Most importantly, they taste great together and offer up very few calories.
Peanut Butter and Celery
Celery is notorious for being a boring and flavorless vegetable. But by spreading some peanut butter on a few sticks, you are not only adding much needed carbohydrates and protein, but you are also having a rather tasty snack! Kim Lyons firmly believes in mixing foods that are high in carbohydrates and protein.
Here is a great snack to have any time of the day, as long as you remember to eat beef jerky in moderation. This is because of the high levels of sodium. Sodium is okay in small doses, but it should never be overdone. Plus, having a nice salty snack is a welcome variety of flavors.
This can be made at home with very few ingredients and small preparation. Toss in your favorite fruit, like kiwi, bananas or strawberries, add some ice and non-fat yogurt, and you have yourself a refreshing drink that provides all the necessities to remain healthy and lose weight. When you are craving a sweet drink, such as a high-sugar soda, this is your best way to curb that urge. The natural sugars of fruit combined with the nutrition of non-fat yogurt will allow you to satisfy your sweet tooth.
When you have finished your hard day at the office, relax with some air popped popcorn and curl up with your favorite book or film. This way, you will once again satisfy your need for a salty snack while at the same time losing weight. There isn’t a better salty snack than popcorn.
Cottage Cheese and Fruit
Fruit sometimes needs a little splash of flavor, and cottage cheese is an excellent choice. Once again, you get the benefits of fruit as well as that of dairy.
This is another great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without any of the negative side effects that comes with sugar, such as the “sugar high” and dreaded “sugar crash.”