Protein. Hair and skin are comprised of protein. So is pure silk. You need protein in your diet. For beauty and for weight control.
“Grabbing a 100-calorie snack pack of cookies or pretzels may seem virtuous, but it’s more likely to make you hungrier than if you ate something more substantial,” says Amy Goodson, RD, dietitian for Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine.
“Eating small amounts of carbohydrates does nothing but spike your blood sugar and leave you wanting more carbs.”
Goodson recommends choosing a protein such as peanut butter or string cheese and combining it with an apple. “They are higher in calories per serving, but the protein and fat helps you get full faster and stay full longer—and you end up eating fewer calories overall,” she says.
Research protein. See which sources appeal to you. Keep them handy so when cravings for carbs strike, you can pop some protein (and fat) in your mouth to kill those cravings so you eat less over the long run.