3) Trail Mix
A study published in the International Environmental Research and Public Health found that consuming small amounts of nuts and seeds daily (one serving of 30 grams at least three times a week) was linked to lower belly fat over time than if people ate less than that. The researchers said that increasing nut consumption might be an effective strategy for preventing abdominal obesity. Thus, if you buy a trail mix, you’ll be on your way to increasing your protein intake and reducing your belly fat, but only if you use them as a snack. In other words, instead of eating the whole bag, limit your consumption to 30 grams every day.
A trail mix is a super convenient snack because you can throw it in your purse or pocket and eat it anywhere. While you’re busy running errands, you can grab one of these snacks. You can also have a trail mix as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, before a movie or concert, or even on game days. Trail mixes are perfect for on-the-go snacking, too. Just make sure they are not candied nuts if you want to avoid the extra calories.