Because, sometimes, nuts and seeds can do one.
Also, when trying to lose weight it is important to remember that forbidding yourself all pleasures is a one way ticket to giving up.
So, what 'naughty' foods can you still eat (within reason)?
Twiglets are by far the best of all crispy things. They are baked not fried, and contain 41% of your daily wholegrain recommendation (per 25g serving)
They've also got a healthy dose of B-vitamins and are low in saturated fat.
Are they a cake or a biscuit? Perhaps they are in a magical middle ground that allows them to have only 48 calories and 1g fat.
Sadly, of course they are packed with sugar, but if you need a sweet fix, they are a good option compared to a chocolate HobNob.
In general super processed foods are a bit of a no-no, but if you're in the market for a savoury snack and have a bit of a cheese tooth, you could do worse.
Compared with a similar 20g serving of cheddar, Cheese Strings have almost half the saturated fat at 2.9g and the whole thing is only 63 calories.
Also, hurrah! No sugar.
Rich Tea biscuits
The biggest challenge with Rich Teas is obviously portion control - we could eat about 10 in one cup of tea.
If you can curb your enthusiasm, one biscuit only has 1.6g of sugar, 0.1g of saturated fat and comes in at 38 calories.
Dark chocolate has long been touted as the diet loophole.
It should be low in fat and sugar and is proven to help against disease, and for most, you can eat a lot less before becoming satisfied.
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