Choose This Not That: The Mom’s Guide to Snacking While Losing the Baby WeightArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
If you’ve chosen to breastfeed your new baby, you can burn as many as 500 calories a day to help you shed your baby fat, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. That’s the good news. You can wipe out that advantage and then some with just two slices of a plain takeout pizza. The best news? You can have your pizza (chips, chocolate cake, cookies, candy and more) and lose weight too simply by substituting delicious Nutrisystem food for your favorite snack—and we’ve got it all mapped out in our very own Mom’s Guide to Snacking.
Read on to check out the Mom’s Guide to Snacking for insight on these 10 Nutrisystem alternatives to the most popular diet-bomb munchies.
To kick off our Mom’s Guide to Snacking? One word: Pizza. You get to eat an ENTIRE pizza for only 260 calories, 8 grams of fat and 4 grams of satisfying fiber. Plus, you can enjoy those awesome savory toppings.
Not That: Takeout Pizza
You can’t even eat an entire SLICE of a plain large pizza from a popular pizza delivery shop for 260 calories. One slice can be close to 300 calories—even before you start adding toppings. Then you also have to tip the delivery person.
Deliciously sweet and savory, this diet-friendly candy bar packs 200 calories, with 13 grams of fat and 7 grams of fiber.
Not That: Brand Name Chocolate Candy Bar with Nuts
One popular candy can rack in almost 500 calories, so you’ll get hungry again once your sugar rush wears off.
With just 7 grams of total fat and major cheddary flavor, this snack will only set you back 150 calories with 3 grams of fiber to curb hunger.
Not That: Buttery Movie Popcorn
Movie popcorn? Your Mom’s Guide to Snacking is here to let you in on some bad news: It can clock in at over 600 calories, almost half of which comes from fat.
These rich, sugar-free cookies are only 150 calories, with 6 grams of fat and 3 grams of filling fiber.
Not That: Bakery-Style Cookies
One chocolate chip cookie from your favorite bakery or supermarket? There’s a chance it’s setting you back over 200 calories ( FOR ONE!).
You’ll definitely feel like you’re cheating with these crunchy, cheesy snacks with a satisfying mouth feel—and 3 grams of fiber to keep you fuller longer. There’s only 5 grams of fat and 150 calories too.
Not That: Brand-Name Cheesy Snack
One serving of your favorite puffs from the gas station? 12 grams of fat and 170 calories.
Just thinking about this snack will make your mouth water. And don’t worry about indulging. They’re only 140 calories per serving, with 3 grams of fiber and only 4.5 grams of fat.
Not That: Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips
One serving will cost you 160 calories and a whopping 10 grams of fat.
You won’t believe how satisfying this chocolatey cupcake is. You may check the nutrition info to make sure it’s only 150 calories (with 5 grams of fiber!)
Not That: Packaged Chocolate Cupcake
Your favorite national brand may be delicious too, but has 200 calories with only 1 gram of fiber. This pleasure may make you feel too guilty.
How can something this buttery and sweet be only 150 calories? A great diet-friendly recipe, that’s how. You can even spritz it with your favorite whipped topping and some fruit. Bonus: It also has 4.5 grams of fiber and only 4 grams of fat, plus it’s diabetes friendly.
Not That: Golden Cream Cakes
These packaged cakes have a whopping 6 grams of fat, 250 calories and only 1 gram of fiber.
If you’re looking for spicy, salty chips for your salsa or single-serve nachos, look no further. These snacks have only 140 calories, 3 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of fat.
Not That: Nacho Cheese Chips
For one serving of chips, you get 8 grams of fat and 150 calories—and without a hefty dose of fiber, you’ll be hungering for more.
Make any time party time with this savory crunch snack that only sets you back 120 calories, has only 4 grams of fat and 4 grams of fiber.
Not That: Party Mix
One serving of a popular brand of party mix clocks in at 150 calories, 8 grams of fat and a measly 2 grams of fiber.
Nutritional information taken from the United States Department of Agriculture.