Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Weight loss: Lose the weight, not the treats...


Up to one third of men and women in the western world are said to be overweight. Twice as many are said to believe that they feel they weigh more than they should. Thinking that you are overweight is more common of a woman of a ‘normal weight’ than in men. These beliefs can have large effects on people’s lives, including a feeling of restriction on the enjoyment of food and taking part in daily activities. So, if you’re someone who enjoys snacking regularly throughout the day, don’t worry - it can often be beneficial to weight loss. Regular snacking curbs craving, fights weight gain, regulates mood, boosts brain-power, and gives you the energy you need to keep going all day.

For weight loss, what works for one person, may not work for another. However for sustainable and healthy weight loss, you need to make permanent changes in your diet. So, here are some tasty treats you can pick up at the local supermarket all for less than 100 calories each. Have a look at your normal diet, and where you could make small changes for lower calorie snacks and drinks. For example swopping a chocolate bar and a packet of crisps for two of the snacks below, could decrease your calorie intake by around three hundred calories per day, which can be 1-2pounds per week, and 4-8 pounds per month.
 
Cadbury’s Highlights Mousse
61kcal
10 Pringles
100kcal
20 blackberries
48kcal
20 chocolate coated raisins
80 kcal
The Laughing Cow light triangles
25kcal each
4 carrot sticks and ¼ tub of hummus
100kcal
mini vegetable samosa
70kcal
70g TOTAL 2% yoghurt and 80g strawberries
69kcal
Starbucks Tall Cappuccino with skimmed milk
76kcal
125ml (small) glass of dry white/red wine
85kcal
4 large marshmallows
90kcal
One medium-sized pear
100kcal
150g of Onken fat-free vanilla yoghurt
74kcal
Two Jaffa Cakes
90kcal
One School Bar
67kcal
One Weight Watchers Luxury Layer Brownie Pot
90kcal
Four slices of mango
90kcal
One cup of Blueberries
83kcal
One Weight Watchers Mini Chocolate Stick
95kcal
One bag of fruit flakes
66kcal
One Dole Pineapple Pot
62kcal
Two Cadbury’s Roses
100kcal
Two Kiwis
58kcal
One glass of orange juice
100kcal
Muller Light cherry yoghurt
96kcal
One bag of Ryvita minis
100kcal
16 Strawberries
58kcal
One toasted crumpet
100kcal
One medium banana
96kcal
Two medium peaches
76kcal
One hardboiled egg
78kcal
25 Jelly Belly jelly beans
100kcal
20 olives
68kcal
14 almonds
98kcal
Be Good to Yourself cool flavour tortillas 22g bag
92kcal
Two bags of lightly salted Snack-a-Jacks popcorn
98kcal
One medium-sized apple
100kcal
One Skinny Cow ice cream
87kcal
One mini sausage roll
61kcal
One pack of Quavers crisps
87kcal
10 salted peanuts
87kcal
Two lightly buttered oatcakes
100kcal
30 grapes
100kcal
Fun size Milky Way
76kcal
Six dried apricots
100kcal
25 cherries
100kcal

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