5. Popcorn instead of trail mix
Sounds crazy, right? But it’s better to have a little bit of plain or salty popcorn than trail mix as it is normally fried with oil.
4. Fruit instead of cookies
Whenever you want to snack, your hand usually reaches for something sweet. The main trick is to hold yourself back in time. Cookies are simply extra sugar that your body does not need. If you choose fruit instead, you receive the necessary handful of vitamins and nutrients.
3. Oatmeal instead of store-bought muesli
Homemade oatmeal with fruits and nuts is a much healthier option than muesli you get at a supermarket. The latter contains flavor enhancers and sugar to make consumption more attractive. Because of these additives, they are very high in calories, unlike simple oats.
2. Frozen potatoes instead of fresh potatoes
Both kinds of potato are nearly identical in their contents. The only difference is that if you go for frozen potatoes, you will feel full for longer afterward. This occurs because frozen potatoes contain a healthier kind of starch.
1. Veggie chips instead of potato chips
This one should be obvious. Homemade vegetable chips are far healthier than store-bought potato chips, as vegetables contain vitamins required by our bodies.
Bonus: ginger remedy
Did you know that you can use ginger, one of the most popular Eastern spices, to get rid of excess weight? Ginger enhances the thermic effect of food, making you feel full more quickly and thus less likely to have another snack in a short time.
Visit a doctor to make sure you’re not allergic to this spice and that you don’t have a disease that prohibits ginger consumption. Then treat yourself to warm ginger tea with honey or a slice of lemon.