Are you following the Weight Down Diet? If you’ve already chosen this diet for you and your family, then you’ve begun a journey that will break your dependence on food for happiness and allow you to reclaim control over your own life. While following the diet, you may wonder what snacks you can eat that won’t sabotage your healthy choices or the progress you’ve made. Keep in mind that the point of the Weight Down Diet is to break the hold food has over you, and so in many cases, the foods you should try to avoid are those that inspire gluttony or loss of self-control. Sticking to lower-fat, healthier foods will keep you on the right path.
1. Vegetables with Dip
Vegetables with dip are a great way to combine healthy food choices (in this case, vegetables) with the not-so-healthy food choices that you love—and who doesn’t love dip? Pre-sliced celery sticks and baby carrots can easily be pre-portioned to keep you from eating to the point of uncomfortable fullness, so this is a wonderful and healthy snack idea.
2. Mini-Popcorn Bags
How many times have you made a bag of popcorn, only to look down twenty minutes later and realize that you’ve accidentally eaten four or five servings of popcorn? The worst part is that you don’t feel full afterwards because eating wasn’t a conscious choice! The mini bags of popcorn that are now sold in supermarkets are a fantastic alternative—since the popcorn is pre-portioned to an ideal single serving size, you won’t have to worry about overeating or accidentally eating 500 calories out of boredom. Pair it with a glass of water or iced tea to keep from eating too fast, and you’ve got a winning combination.
If you’ve ever seen a new parent start their baby on solid foods, you’ll notice that they start with vegetables and work their way to fruit. This is because humans naturally love the sweetness of fruit, so we don’t have to be taught to like it! That never changes. As an adult, you probably still love the juicy sweetness of a bunch of grapes or a ripe apple. Fruit is a healthy snack choice that you’ll truly enjoy and that will give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to run effectively and get you through your hectic days.
4. Yogurt and Granola
Yogurt is one of those foods that seem too good to be true—it comes in a million delicious flavors and is unbelievably healthy for you! On its own, yogurt is a super-healthy snack. When you pair it with granola, it can’t be beat. Granola is a good source of fiber, so you’ll feel full quickly and stay full for longer. To keep from eating more than you intend, buy prepackaged cups of yogurt and stir in a handful of granola for the perfectly-sized snack.
Eating these snacks in conjunction with the Weight Down Diet is a recipe for success. They’ll fill you up, keep you healthy, and help you with your physical diet goals.