Delicious Diet

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Snacking poses a potential problem and mainly a threat to our daily diet schemes. Snacking in moderation is an art very few of us have managed to perfect. Having six to eight small meals instead of three major meals is the new way to keep the calories in check. The only problem about this particular diet plan is that it revolves around consuming small snacks which are supposed to be healthy and filling. Eating little amounts over a regular interval proves to be more effective since it takes away the hunger, that too with a relatively smaller proportion of food. But figuring out the right balance of these snacks becomes potentially problematic when the low calories and healthy bit get involved. Most of us hate consuming the same thing repeatedly, so in stead we do require an elaborate menu to keep both our body and mind satisfied. The only trick to get this right is to eat things which fill you up quickly, therefore rich in either fibre or water content, and at the same time it packs a number of nutrients to keep you healthy.

1. Hard Boiled eggs with sriracha sauce:

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The best way to improve the functioning of the thyroid gland is by eating low calorie hard boiled eggs. For those of you who do not know, Sriracha sauce is a spicy sauce containing capsaicin which is a compound found in peppers that helps in burning calories and fat.

2. Peanut butter on Ezekiel toast:

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Natural peanut butter is high in healthy fat and proteins which help in muscle building. Ezekiel bread on the other hand is made from sprouted grains and legumes which is extremely high in protein as well. So if you are a vegetarian, you just got your protein packed dish.

3. Melon with balsamic vinegar:

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The food products high in water content keep us full for longer durations and melon happens to be one such fruit. One cup of melon has about 90% water and a mere 45 calories, which when tagged along with balsamic vinegar helps in activating pepsin, the enzyme that helps break down proteins into amino acids.

4. Chia bars:

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Chia seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and iron, but they also help by increasing weight loss due to the particular property of absorbing sugar to stabilize blood sugar levels. A 100 gram Chia bar has about 4 grams each protein and 4 grams of fibre but only 5 grams of sugar, which also provides the right amount of energy boost.

5. Baked zucchini chips with paprika and sea salt:

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Paprika is known to enhance metabolism, reduce your appetite and lower your blood pressure levels. All you need to do is slice up some zucchini toss it in a baking dish with a drizzle of olive oil, some salt and pepper and bake them. Baking is always a better option than frying since it reduces the fat content from the absorbed oil, making it both quick and tasty.

6. Seaweed:

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Sushi and seaweed form a complete  health package. Sushi contains about 4500 micrograms which is way more than the daily required proportion. Seaweed contains alginate which is a fibre found in sea kelp which apparently reduces your fat intake and keeps you full.

7. Baked egg in Avocado:

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Sounds interesting since both avocado and eggs are healthy and delicious. The perfect combination of choline of the egg yolk and fibrous avocado aid in weight loss.

8. Greek yoghurt with berries:

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Most of us love this particular snack since it tastes delicious and has a cream like texture and along with the sweet and tangy flavour of the berries, it packs a variety of flavours. The berries are rich in anti oxidants and the yoghurt is packed with calcium, the delicious diet.

9. Oatmeal:

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We all know that oatmeal is the “it” diet requirement. But instead of consuming it in your regular monotonous way, add honey, chocolate chips, almond butter and coconut flakes. Then store it in the refrigerator for about an hour after which make small balls out of it which you can keep popping for about a week.

10. Black beans and salsa on corn tortilla:

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This snack provides a slow digesting fibre which is the best ally when it comes to losing weight. Half a cup of black beans contains about 8 grams of fibre and so does the whole grain tortilla. The spicy salsa has calories which only ensure that you feel full and therefore end up consuming less.

All the above mentioned snacks are easy to make and also high in their respective nutrients. You do not have to completely let go off all the high calorie food so long as you work them off at the gym. Therefore, the very reason for this particular list is to make the work out sessions a little less exhausting, because if you keep stuffing yourself with greasy burgers three times a day then working that off will take ages, not to mention a lot of hard work and an extremely pissed off instructor. So stop inviting such pain and start eating healthy, and once you manage that you can allow yourself a burger once or twice a week. So, chop chop, start cooking!