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5 "Healthy Snacks For Fat Loss," According to a Dietitian

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Lauren Hubert MS, RD Dietitian (@sororitynutritionist) is a nutritionist and social media influencer who shares health and diet tips with her hundreds of thousands of followers. In one of her viral videos she takes her followers to the grocery store, where she selects five "healthy snacks for fat loss." The Body Network asked The Diet Diva, Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, ACSM-CPT, a Board Certified Sports Dietitian, to weigh in on each of them. 


Whole Wheat Bagel with Tzatziki

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"You could do a half a whole wheat bagel with tzatziki  and sliced cucumber on top," Lauren says, holding up the greek tip from Cedar's.  Collingwood Says: "Even though tzatziki is made with greek yogurt, it still doesn't really have a lot of protein when it is probably just one to two tablespoons on a half bagel. Cucumber also is a vegetable but a few slices is only a few calories and not much fiber. That being said, for a snack, it is better than butter or jelly on a bagel and is fairly low in calories for high taste and could be a nice refreshing snack with some chew and crunch."

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Celery and Peanut Butter

Crispy celery sticks with organic peanut butter and milk

"You could do two celery sticks with peanut butter and even add some dark chocolate chips for something fun."  Collingwood Says: "Celery is nice and crunchy and the peanut butter provides some healthy fats for longer lasting energy. "If you want a little sweet as well, a couple of chocolate chips can give another flavor and won't contribute a lot of calories or sugar."


Strawberries and Yogurt

Greek yogurt strawberry parfaits with fresh berries. toning. selective focus

"You could do one cup of strawberries and then pair it with my favorite yogurt or whatever yogurt that you love," she says, holding up a single serving of Siggi's, with 15 grams of protein and 11 grams of sugar. "This one packs a good amount of protein," she says.  Collingwood Says: "Strawberries are excellent fiber and are low in calories but nice and sweet and juicy. In order to get good protein with it, It would need to be greek yogurt, ideally plain and low fat."


Apple and String Cheese

A healthy snack with pistachio nuts, apples and string cheese

"You could do one apple and then pair it with one to two pieces of string cheese. I prefer the part skim mozzarella," she says, holding up Galbani string cheese.  "Apples provide some crunch and fiber when you eat the skin. String cheese is usually about 80-90 calories and 6-7 g of protein. Depending on how hungry you are and how large of a snack you are looking for, one string cheese with the apple is less than 200 calories," she says. 

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Tuna and Crackers

Close up Butter cracker with tuna spread on cutting board,snack food

"You could also do tuna fish and crackers," she says, holding a can of Starkist, "or you can use some of these Crisp Breads that are really crunchy for something fun."  Collingwood Says: "Tuna is a great source of protein and some omega-3 fats. Avoid the varieties drenched in oil and pick the water packed can or the pouch instead. A few crisp breads or crackers provide a nice crunch and some carbs for energy."

💪🔥Body Booster: String cheese is a low-calorie food with up to 7 grams of protein, making it a great weight loss snack. 

Leah Groth
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