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The One Low Carb Snack You Should Eat For Fat Loss, According To Nutritionists

September 3, 2017 by Lisa Fogarty
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Avoiding carbs late at night — especially refined carbs that are lower in fiber content and higher in sugar — is a good tip to keep in mind when you're trying to burn fat. Starches like bread, rice, potato chips, and pretzels convert into glycose, which is either used immediately as energy or converted into fat. Since you probably aren't planning on exercising too close to bedtime, a better small meal that will fill you up and help burn more fat at night is one that is low in carbs and higher in protein and healthy polyunsaturated fat. This one low-carb snack stands out as a stellar choice. 

 

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cheese sticks

Cheese Sticks

You'll find fewer than 100 calories in most mozzerella string cheese snacks, less than one gram of carbohydrates, and about 6 grams of protein. You'll benefit from nutrients like calcium and vitamin D and this conveniently packaged snack will satisfy you without weighing you down. 

walnuts and almonds

Walnuts And Almonds

If you're lactose-intolerant or simply not crazy about cheese or dairy, a small portion of nuts like almonds and walnuts is a fantastic low-carb snack. Both types of nuts are high in fat and calories, but the majority of their carb content is fiber and they're packed with protein, vitamin E, selenium, magnesium, and other incredible nutrients. Portion control is key with nuts, but just a handful of almonds and walnuts goes a long way. 

Author:

Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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