Lose weight by switching up your snacks

Snacks are often the reason behind those pesky last few pounds.

It's easy to lose track of how many snacks you consume in a day — meaning they are often the culprits behind those elusive last few pounds.
 
While it's tempting to reach for that bar of chocolate to fill you up in the afternoon, snacks with high calorie, fat, sugar and salt content don't fill you up and can even lead you to crave more.
 
But you don't have to lose snacks from your diet altogether. Instead, try cutting down swapping your usual nibbles for some healthy and equally delicious snacks. 

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- Salted peanuts (50g bag) – 311 cal 
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- Unsalted almonds (28g) – 171 cal 


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- Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey Granola Bar (42g) – 190 cal
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- Alpen Light Apple and Sultana Bar (19g) – 63 cal


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- Milk chocolate bar (49g) – 260 cal
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- Dark chocolate (2 squares) – 60 cal


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- Full-fat yogurt with granola (135g) – 204 cal
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- Light yogurt (200g) – 100 cal


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- Cupcake – up to 585 cal for a bakery cupcake
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- Soreen malt loaf (1 slice) – 86 cal

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- Lightly salted Kettle chips (40g bag) – 192 cal 
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- Snackajack curls (22g bag) – 88 cal


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- Digestive biscuit (2) – 142 cal 
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- Rich tea biscuit (2) – 78 cal 


A version of this article appeared at hellomagazine.com with the headline "Lose weight by swapping snacks."
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