If losing weight is your goal this year, then you might have stocked your kitchen shelves with weight loss foods such as avocado, dark chocolate, hummus, etc. However, did you know gorging on these healthy foods can lead to trouble in losing weight, if you do not maintain the right portion size. So to help you out, dietician Nichola Ludlam-Raine of Nic's Nutrition has recommended the portion sizes of common weight loss snacks/foods.
Avocado: This fruit is good for people planning to lose weight. However, the right quantity to lose weight is to eat half a large one or one small one.
Dark chocolate: Who doesn't like eating dark chocolate, which is know to keep calories in check. However, for people who want to lose weight, 30-60 g of dark chocolate per day is the recommended serving.
Dried fruits: The best way to beat your hunger pangs is to snack on dried fruits, which can also help in weight loss. But remember to not eat more than 30g (around five dried apricots, four dates or two to three figs) dried fruits for weight loss.
Hummus: A tasty and low-calorie weight loss food that has gained prominence this year is hummus. But for people who want to keep a tab on their caloric intake and weight loss, having two to three tablespoons is the ideal amount.
Nuts: Just like dried fruits, nuts are also one of the favourite snacks for people planning to lose weight. The right amount of nuts you should have to lose weight is 25 -30 g.
Nut butter: Of late, nut butters like almond butter and peanut butter have also being considered to be a healthy weight loss diet option. However, eating more than two tablespoons or 30g of peanut nut can do more harm than good when it comes to weight loss.