Snacking – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

With apologies to Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone for borrowing their spaghetti western title.

I love to snack. I bet you do, too. Yet, some 60 percent of us are overweight including 30 percent who are actually obese. Another 10 percent have Type 2 diabetes, a preventable and ruinous disease that stems from inactivity and poor nutrition. I fear that snacking is the reason for a good deal of those bad statistics. The following posts may help you to have your snack and maintain your good health.

The problem is that we are eating badly and not exercising enough. But, that doesn’t mean that we have to stop snacking. You can do it and still maintain and even lose weight.


I have written about snacking from the first days of the blog. Below are some links for you to explore about the subject:

Pay attention to portion sizes you CAN have too much of a good thing

How to find a healthy snack

Some tips on losing weight from Oleda Baker Senior Super Model

What about eating movie popcorn?

How healthy is popcorn?

Can cherries cause an upset stomach?

What happens to my body when I overexercise?


What is the best way to take pounds off?

Snacking on Super Bowl Sunday

Snacking on seaweed from Costco

Excellent snacking advice from Weight Watchers

Snack sensibly for all day energy

What to eat before exercising

When you cut back on exercise you need to cut back on snacking, too

Healthy Holiday Tips  This was the first of a half dozen posts on eating ahead of the Christmas holidays.

Harvard Offers 7 Ways to Snack Smarter

There may even be more posts on the subject. Search snacking in the box at the right for additional ones.


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