A healthy way to lose weight and maintain it is not by starving yourself or going on a crash diet, but by changing your diet plan and including more nutritious dishes in it. In fact, many nutritionists suggest eating every two hours to ensure that your body is not deprived of the energy and you do not have cravings for unhealthy snacks. But snacking every two hours means you need to keep a check on what you eat so that you do not over-indulge and go overboard the required calorie count. If you are looking for low-calorie options that are also healthy, we have the five best ones that should be a part of your daily diet. Have them anytime throughout the day in addition to your other meals. (ALSO SEE Best midnight snacks for weight loss)Also Read - 3 Must-Add Food Items That Complement Your Fitness Goals!


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The best part of this vegetable is that is 90 per cent water and so is very low in calories. One cucumber has only 47 calories and is a great way to add some raw veggie in your diet. Peel it, slice it into thin pieces so that you take more time to finish eating it and savor this refreshing vegetable. Eat one cucumber every day before lunch and you are likely to eat lesser than your usual lunch quantity. Also Read - Diabetes Management: Keep a Tab on Diabetes Level by Following These 4 Easy Tips



An apple a day keeps the doctor away but it can also keep gaining weight away. Apple is an all-season, easy available fruit that is low in calories as well. A small size apple has only 53 calories. This means, you can enjoy one apple every day without feeling guilty or worrying about calories. It also suppresses hunger pangs and you are less likely to eat much after you eat an apple. Remember to chew it properly so that your stomach feels it is full. (ALSO SEE Best fruits for weight loss)

Peanut Butter

Cracker and peanut butter

Peanut butter is a healthy option as compared to regular butter as it has the nutrients of peanuts as well and it is a good source of protein and good fats as well. One tablespoon of peanut butter has 98 calories which make it a low-calorie snack. You can spread it on a toast or better, on a vegetable like carrot and then eat it in-between meals to satisfy those hunger pangs.

Mozzarella Cheese


People who think you should cut down cheese, here’s some news for you, mozzarella cheese is pretty low in calories. One slice of it has only 78 calories so you can enjoy it guilt-free. If you opt for one-inch cube, it is 50 calories. So the next time you give up on cheese thinking it is fattening, remember that cheese can be healthy too. In fact, in many countries, people eat cheese in their breakfast meals as well. (ALSO SEE Avoid these foods if you are trying to lose weight)



There is a reason why egg is considered to be such a great dish. It is cheap on the pocket, takes minutes to prepare and is low in calories and high in protein. A boiled egg has only 78 calories and if you can egg omelette you can opt for that too as it is only 94 calories. In fact, fried egg has just 90 calories and scrambled has 91 calories. If you eat only the egg white, it is a mere 17 calories while the yolk has 55 calories. This makes an egg one of the best things to include in your diet.

Calories calculated using Google Calorie Calculator

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