In the battle against the bulge, it’s all about avoiding high-fat foods when possible. (No, we’re not talking about avocado here.) Sure, a treat once in a while is healthy for your body and sanity, but all too often one serving of crispy, crunchy potato chips quickly turns into three or four. We’ve all done it.
That’s why this snack is such a game changer: It can actually stop you from eating high-fat foods, which means you don’t have to exercise your willpower! Slim down with no struggle? Sign us up!
Roasted chickpeas are the snack to keep on hand. (Although any preparation of chickpea will do, we love them roasted for a crispy, crunchy alternative to chips and pretzels.) They not only boast serious fiber content that keeps you full but also plenty of slow-digesting plant-based protein that helps prevent dips in blood sugar levels that can send you running for the vending machine.
In fact, people who consumed chickpeas daily ate fewer fatty foods and processed snack foods (in addition to eating less overall) than those who didn’t consume the legumes in a study published in Appetite. Once they stopped eating the chickpeas, though, they went right back to their snack food-munching ways.
So dry-roast some chickpeas--some companies are now selling them in snack packs--and snack your way to a slimmer middle.
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