When you’re starting a new weight loss program, there’s a lot of focus on meals. This makes sense. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are where you get the majority of the nutrients, calories, and fuel your body needs, so it’s important to spend time learning how to make healthy choices. But as someone who has eaten before, I can tell you that humans don’t just eat three times a day. We’re snacky creatures by nature, and if you don’t know the basics of healthy snacking, your between-meal eating can undo the progress you gain with your other weight loss efforts. Whether you’re starting the Xyngular 8-Day Jumpstart or trying to lose weight on your own, we’re here to help you learn how to eat the right snacks to lose weight.
What Is The Best Snack For Weight Loss?
Snacks are often given a bad rap. That’s probably because a lot of the snacks we typically eat are empty calories, filled with sugar, or just generally not very nutritious. But, when you’re looking to lose weight, healthy snacking is critical. Eating a snack between meals can help keep your metabolism running, so you burn more calories throughout the day. Grabbing quick healthy snacks throughout the day can also keep you from overeating at mealtimes.
What is healthy snacking?
There’s a big difference between a snack and a treat. That is the first place to start, and an important distinction to know when you’re incorporating healthy snacking into your day. Treats include baked goods, candy bars, ice cream, and other like options that are loaded with sugar. It’s generally pretty easy to identify a treat, and it’s equally easy to recognize that treats aren’t good choices for weight loss snacks.
Distinguishing between typical snacks and healthy snacks gets a little bit trickier. Chips, pretzels, crackers, and breads are typical grab-and-go snacks that aren’t doing you any weight loss favors. The 8-Day Jumpstart will teach you that the best and healthiest snacks don’t come from a box or a bag but from nature. For the healthiest snacks, you should step away from your pantry, and check your refrigerator instead.
Snacking: Buy vs. Make
When it comes to healthy snacking, the best options will always be the freshest options. If you want to make healthy homemade snacks, look for healthy snack recipes that utilize fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy fats. That being said, your healthy diet should be one that is maintainable in the long run. You should always think in terms of building healthy habits for life. There are certainly a lot of options for quick healthy snacks you can make at home, but if you don’t have the time or ability to make them, you can find easy grab-and-go options at the store too. The healthiest options are minimally processed and are often found in the refrigerated section (think meat, cheese, and nut packs, individual guacamole or hummus cups, string cheese, etc.), or in the fruits and vegetable section...because they are fruits and vegetables.
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What Is An 8-Day Jumpstart Compliant Snack?
The Xyngular 8-Day Jumpstart system includes products and meal plans to help you reset your body and get it prepped and ready to efficiently lose weight. The 8-Day Jumpstart products are each designed to work together to help you achieve healthy, quick weight loss. The purpose of the meal plans is to teach your body to run on healthier fuel. That means eliminating sugary, starchy, carb-loaded foods, and adding in more protein and healthy fats.*
Adopting a new eating plan can seem overwhelming at first. That’s why using the 8-Day Jumpstart is so helpful. It gives you a clear outline of what products to take and what to eat. It even includes a list of approved weight loss snacks.
The Xyngular 8-Day Jumpstart includes:
- Lean Chocolate: A protein shake to reduce cravings and aid in lean muscle building*
- Xyng: Boosts your energy levels, supports your metabolism, and helps with appetite control*
- Accelerate with Thermolit BlendTM: Burns fat supports your metabolism and suppresses your appetite*
- Trimstix: Curbs cravings, boosts energy, and supports healthy weight loss*
- Resist: A wild cherry-flavored chew that fights hunger and supports healthy weight loss*
- Flush: A digestive cleanse that removes toxins and improves digestion and nutrient absorption*
Some of these products, like Lean Chocolate, Trimstix, and Resist can be used as healthy snacks on your diet plan. If you’re doing the 8-Day Jumpstart, we recommend staying away from alcohol, dairy, fruits, processed foods, high sodium foods, high sugar foods, and soda (including diet soda) for the entirety of the eight days. Some of those can be added back in after the eight days, depending on what meal plan you choose moving forward. Remember, the eight days are all about breaking bad habits and retraining your body to rely on healthy snacking options.
Some 8-Day approved snacks include:
- Unsalted nuts—almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and macadamia nuts
- Veggies—cucumbers, broccoli, celery, and cauliflower
The bonus is that if you’re doing a low-carb or keto meal plan, all of those snacks work for both. Below are a few more snack options depending on your diet preference.
Our Favorite 8-Day Jumpstart Low Carb Snacks
If you’re trying to stick with a low carb diet, here are a few more low carb snacks that are also 8-Day Jumpstart approved:
- Natural Peanut Butter
- Peanuts (unsalted, dry roasted)
- Turkey Breast
Our Favorite 8-Day Jumpstart Keto Snacks
If the keto diet plan is more your style, the following snacks are both 8-Day Jumpstart and keto-approved:
- Bell Peppers
- Natural Almond Butter
- Hard-Boiled Eggs
Xyngular 8-Day Jumpstart: A Fresh Reset In Only 8 Days
A lot of the snacking we do is out of habit. If you’re looking to break bad habits and form new, healthy habits, all while losing up to 15 pounds in just eight days, then the Xyngular 8-Day Jumpstart is for you. This program is designed to give you maximum results in just over a week as it resets your body and optimizes it so you can get the most out of your weight loss plan moving forward.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
*Lose up to 15 pounds in 8 days. Lose an additional 1-2 pounds or more each week following the 8-day jump start. Results are not guaranteed and can vary.