Snack Smart. Your body will thank you!

Making smarter snacking choices can help you maintain or lose weight and feel more energetic and full during the day. Chances are, at some point during your day you’re going to want a snack. You may find that your energy level is low, your stomach feels empty, or you just might want to munch on something while you take a break. Choosing the right snacks can make a big difference for those who are looking to lose weight with a walking plan.

You probably know that soda is unhealthy, but many people reach for a soda without thinking. For about the same amount of calories, you can swap out that sugary soda and enjoy a cup of Greek yogurt with fruit instead! Packed with filling protein, you can find plenty of inexpensive, prepackaged Greek yogurt + fruit combos at your local supermarket.

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Let’s Compare Nutrition

Cola (12 oz. can)

Soda can pouring sugar unhealthy soda concept
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140 Calories.

39g Sugars

0g Protein

Greek Yogurt with Fruit (Example: Fage Total Split Cup)

Healthy yogurt and fruit for energy
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150 Calories

12g Sugar

11g Protein

Cut even more calories by choosing 2% or 0% (non-fat) Greek yogurt, or by choosing plain Greek yogurt instead of yogurt + fruit.

The protein in Greek yogurt makes you feel more full and requires more energy to digest. You’ll avoid the sugar crash that can come with high sugar drinks, and the feeling of fullness will help you get further before you feel the urge to snack again!

Snack smart and your body will thank you!

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