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Aug
04

Is it possible to snack without the Carbs?

We all get the sudden urge to snack. Unfortunately, the easily available and tempting options consist of chips, cookies, doughnuts and the like. As a result we end up munching on unhealthy snacks, high in carbohydrates, sugar and salt.
If one wants to stay in good health even after losing weight rapidly with a TLC-Program, low-carb snacks are a much healthier alternative. All it takes is a little bit of discipline and you can find yourself enjoying these snacks, which will prove beneficial for your health. These are also healthy options for your kids!

  • Nuts and Seeds  … Nuts like peanuts, almonds, etc., contain very little carbohydrates and are high in fiber, proteins and healthy fats. You can buy these nuts in bulk, but take care that you do not eat too much of them. Also, avoid the different types of nuts that are available in the market including fried, salty, spicy, etc. and stick to the plain ones. Apart from these nuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds makes for some tasty low-carb nibbles. However, just like nuts, before buying these seeds just check if they have some added flavors or sugar in them.
  • Fruits … Fruits can be bought easily and most fruits are low in carbohydrates. Make sure that the fruits you choose contain less sugar also. Fruits that contain low carbohydrates include lemon or lime, cranberries, papaya, grapefruit, guavas, melons, apples. A more comprehensive list is available on the TLC-Program. See www.tlcforwellbeing.com for more information.
  • Raw Vegetables …Another choice is eating raw vegetables like broccoli, celery, cabbage and cucumbers. Plain vegetables might not be a very appealing option for some, so to add some taste to these raw vegetables, you can choose a low-carb dip.
  • Cheese … Cheese is also said to be a great low-carb snack. Opt for cheddar or cottage cheese which you can eat along with certain fruits or raw vegetables.
  • •Sugar Free Candies …Sugar-free candies as well as sugar-free jello are good snacks with low levels of carbohydrates. These can be a great way to indulge your sweet tooth without adding on the pounds.
  • Yogurt  … It is easily available, just make sure that the yogurt is low-fat, does not contain sugars and has ‘good bacteria’ present. These bacteria continue to eat away at the lactose (which is a form of sugar) in the yogurt and thus reduce the amount of carbohydrates.
  • Eggs  … One really great snack idea is hard-boiled eggs. This is the simplest snack you can make and even carry to your workplace for a quick bite.
  • Beef Jerky (Biltong) and Pork Rinds  … While opting for beef jerky ensure that it does not contain added sugars. To enjoy pork rinds, it is better to have it with cheese or with some low-carb dips.

The above are intended as guidelines for a healthier lifestyle.  Always adhere to the specific prescriptions and rules relating to the particular phase of the TLC-Program you are doing.

For your low-carbohydrate diet to trigger rapid fatloss and improved wellbeing, go to www.tlcforwellbeing.com or contact us at 0861 000 852

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