Peanut butter is a great source of satiating unsaturated fatty acids, protein, and energy-boosting vitamins, like B-6 and iron. Plus, who doesn’t want to eat peanut butter as part of their weight-loss plan? To keep your carb and calorie intake on the healthy side, opt for natural versions that do not contain any added sugars or oils, White says. Store it in the fridge and it will stay good for months.
Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that snacking on cheese can help you eat less at your next meal. You can thank its blend of filling fat and protein for that! And, when it comes to getting your cheese fix while on a low-carb diet, aged cheeses like Brie, Parmesan, Gruyere, manchego, and blue are among your best bets. That’s because their aging process keeps them from retaining fewer carbs, he says. Aged varieties of cheddar and goat cheese will also do the trick.