Monday, May 24, 2010

Snack and lose weight too....

Today's Post: Monday, 5-24-2010

Recently, I found something called the “Couch Potato Diet.”

Our advice has been to not eat virtually any commercial packaged snacks or treats or drink any soft drinks. We also strongly advocate sharply limiting TV time.

But that may not work for some people. It seems that if you are one of those people but still want to lose weight, there IS a resource that has some doable ways to have some snacks and still lose weight.

We’ve already posted that there are some snacks that are both health OK and safe for people losing weight to have on occasion. We do that post just before the Super Bowl each year.

Here are some of those snacks.

Raw pecan or walnut halves or dry roasted almonds with no salt or junk oil added are all great tasting snacks that tend to turn off hunger so well, most people can have them and gain no weight, despite their fat content. They also taste good. Surprisingly, unless you are allergic, nuts are very good for you. Their fat is monosaturated like olive oil or mostly so. Eating them increases your protective HDL; & nuts have magnesium and other minerals in easily absorbable form.

Guacamole made from avocado or avocado slices are also monosaturated. And, avocados are so nutritious with so many vitamins and minerals they could almost double as a vitamin pill.

In addition, hummus makes a great dip and is good for you.

And, nonstarchy vegetables are great health OK snacks. Raw Broccoli florets, raw cauliflower, radishes, tomato slices, cherry tomatoes, and carrot sticks all work. Together with hummus or guacamole, they make a great snack.

But what if you still want to include some sweet treats or more traditional snacks?

One writer found a way to be able to eat such snacks and still lose weight that worked so well for him, he added some extra info along the same lines and wrote a book.

His methods have worked as well for many of his readers since his book came out.

If it sounds like what you need, check out his website: .

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