I have a weird new favorite snack.
Barbecue pork rinds! Gross, right? I know. I don't even like barbecue flavored chips. And the very thought of pork rinds makes me gag (pork = pig; rind = skin). But apparently two wrongs make a right.
These are a great alternative to chips for me because they have no carbs! They are super crunchy and make me feel like I'm eating chips. Last year at this time, I started the process of losing 45 lbs. After two years of trying to lose weight with no success, last year I finally figured out a few things that actually work for me.
One of those tricks was getting the right balance of carbs, protein, and fat. I found that I always kept my fat intake in check but had to really focus on increasing my protein and decreasing my carbs (not cutting them out completely!).
Pork rinds have a sneakily high fat content (not surprisingly), but they have 8 grams of protein per serving and zero carbs. So, for me, they are much better than a handful of chips.
If you have a brand new resolution to lose weight, you might find these past posts helpful:
Diet Breakfast Foods
Diet Snacks & Extras
I wish you success in whatever goals you're starting this year!