The 10 Best Snacks for Weight Loss

Smart snacking is a key ingredient for long-term weight loss. Not only does eating throughout the day satisfy your hunger and increase energy levels, it can also stave off those 4:00 p.m. cravings.

But when it comes to snacking, we often grab the first thing we see—even if that means leftover sheet cake or chips and dip from the breakroom. Instead, think of healthy snacks as a bridge between meals, says Sports Dietician Amy Goodson. You want to eat enough so that you don’t over-indulge come mealtime, but not too much that you’re stuffed. And when choosing your nutrient-rich, go-to snacks, Goodson advises a whole grain or fruit paired with a protein.

Since cooking is not one of my strong points, having a master list of tasty, healthy snacks was an essential part of my weight loss journey. It’s been seven years since I lost 75 pounds, and I still find myself reaching for these favorite snacks when hunger strikes.

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Sara Lindberg

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Sara Lindberg, B.S., M.Ed., is a fitness expert and full-time freelance writer with 20+ years of experience. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science and a Master's degree in Counseling. She’s spent her life educating people on the importance of health, wellness, mindset, and mental health, and she specializes in the mind-body connection, with a focus on how our mental and emotional wellbeing impact our physical fitness and health. 
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Sara Lindberg, B.S., M.Ed., is a fitness expert and full-time freelance writer with 20+ years of experience. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science and a Master's degree in Counseling. She’s spent her life educating people on the importance of health, wellness, mindset, and mental health, and she specializes in the mind-body connection, with a focus on how our mental and emotional wellbeing impact our physical fitness and health. 

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