These snacks before meals could help with weight loss
Mom told us never to snack before meals because it would ruin our appetite. It turns out mom was right. Snacking on the right foods before mealtime just might be the extra boost you need for weight loss
What researchers found is that specific types of snacks can keep us from raging hunger. The result is that you can lose weight simply by incorporating snacks into your meal planning.
Protein still rules for losing weight
What researchers found is that eating a bit of protein before meals can help us feel fuller; longer.
The study, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics doesn't suggest the strategy will work for everyone. But the researchers say protein snacks are the best if you're welling to give it a try.
Snacks that can help
Some examples of snack foods to eat before a meal include:
- Greek yogurt
- Soy (edamame or soy crisps)
- A handful of nuts
- A bit of cottage cheese
The study was a meta-analysis that found the right sort of snacks before meals could be another tool to help with weight loss. Mom wasn't all wrong it turns out. Snacking before meals does make us fuller, which for weight loss turns out to be a good thing.