These are excellent suggestions. As a big snacker myself, they resonate with me. Here are some of my posts on the subject:Snacking: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Healthy Snacking as an Act of Kindness, How About Snacking on Seaweed from Costco? Targeted Snacking, What are Some Super Snacks Under 100 Calories? Harvard Offers 7 Ways to Snack Smarter, How Healthy is Popcorn? How to Find a Healthy Snack.
BY JEANETTE BRONÉE JULY 28, 2014
As a health and nutrition consultant, two big questions I’m always asked are: When should I snack? and What should I snack on? Snacking often ends up being more like erratic eating so here are some tips to help you snack smartly:
1. Snack when your hunger is real.
When there is too much time between meals, you might need a bite to hold you over. The stomach takes three to four hours to empty, so if your next meal is five hours away, eat a little. If you under-eat or wait too long, watch out for over-snacking. You don’t want a snack to turn into brunch or dinner.
2. Snack when your blood sugar is low.
How can you tell? If your meals are high in starch or sugar, you might get low blood sugar shortly after eating, a swing that…
View original post 588 more words