When on the Thermogenic Weight Loss Diet, individuals are instructed to limit carbohdrates while at the same time consuming low-glycemic index foods and foods that exhibit thermogenic properties. Here are three great snack options for individuals on the Thermogenic Weight Loss Diet.
Any type of nut, and almonds in particular, are a great source of dietary protein. It’s a relatively healthy form of protein versus red meats or other typically chosen protein forms. Protein is essential for individuals who are currently on a diet due to its ability to promote satiety and prevent feelings of hunger. Eating protein is essential to prevent muscle wasting and loss. While almonds do contain fat, it is monounsaturated fat, which is actually a “healthy” fat. Monounsaturated fat is essential for heart health, and can prevent strokes and certain types of cancers. Monounsaturated fat is also a great food for dieters; when eaten as a snack it helps keep you fuller longer, and prevents overeating at future meals. When eating almonds as a snack, make sure to purchase them in the most natural form possible, meaning no salt or other additives. Finally, be aware that almonds are relatively calorie-dense. Try to limit your snack to around 10 or 12 almonds in order to obtain all of the benefits of the snack without sabotaging your diet.
Garlic Hummus with Celery, Carrots and Peppers
Hummus is another great food for dieters. Hummus contains beans (typically either pinto or garbanzo) which are high in both protein and fiber. Fiber is a nutrient found in fruits, vegetables and certain starchy foods that is a “bulky” food. This is great for dieters because it means that the food takes up a lot of room in your stomach; you may not have eaten a whole lot, but is sure feels like you did. This prevents overeating, and keeps you full for a longer period of time. Fiber is a slow digesting food, meaning that it takes a long time for it to leave your stomach and enter your digestive system. This is another property that allows for feelings of satiety. Celery, carrots and peppers are not only a great source of fiber, but they also contain important vitamins and minerals that might have been otherwise missed while dieting. When choosing these vegetables, try to find them in their most natural form, which means raw from the produce section. Make sure there is no salt or other seasoning on the vegetables, as this will cause you to retain water and feel bloated.
Lowfat Yogurt with Berries
Yogurt is a rich source of protein, which as discussed earlier is essential for dieters. Yogurt also contains high levels of calcium, which needed for maintaining and promoting healthy teeth and bones. When choosing yogurt, make sure to look for varieties that are made from lowfat or nonfat milk in order to achieve the best results. Berries are similar to vegetables in that they contain high amounts of fiber. Berries can add a sweet, natural taste to an otherwise plain cup of yogurt.