If you feel hungry between meals and often end up overindulging in sugary snacks, here are tips to help you fill up without filling out…

Sweets, chocolates, cakes and biscuits are common snacks, but these foods can be high in bad fats, sugar or both. And let’s not forget that they can increase your daily calorie count by hundreds, especially if you go for seconds!

Small portions of sugary snacks

If you can’t resist the temptation of sugary snacks, keep the portion size small and factor into your diet plan as a treat.

You could pre-pack these treats into little containers to prevent eating more than you should. This way you can enjoy a little bit of your favourite treat without overdoing it.

Stock up on healthy snacks

While fruit and veg are great, snacks that contain protein help you to feel full for longer while helping you building that lean fat-burning muscle.

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Try incorporating protein-rich foods into your snack time using eggs, tuna, peanut butter, turkey and yoghurt.

For example, boiled eggs are delicious or turkey slices make an easy snack.

Consult a professional

Consider seeking the help of a dietitian if you require assistance in creating a list of healthy snacks that include protein. Discuss your taste preferences and food options as well. Be open to improvising whilst still enjoying snack time.

In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.