Snacking is a small portion of food or drink generally eaten between meals. There really are mixed opinions about snacking. Hunger is the main motivation for snacking but also other factors contribute too. Such as boredom, time of day, routine, and social environment.
Snacking every few hours isn’t proven to increase metabolism. It has little or no effect on it. Snacking can satisfy hunger and can be included in your overall calorie intake without affecting your weight. But it does depend what snacks you are eating and how much.
Here are my top tips to help you for making healthy snacking choices:
- Watch the amount of fat, salt and sugars in your snacks.
- Be mindful of why you are eating.
- Consider the portion size.
- Listen to you hunger cues.
- Be aware of how many snacks you are having.
- Avoid shopping when hungry.
- Plan ahead and follow our recipes on our online health fitness and wellbeing programme to help you to know exactly what is in your snacks.
Here are 3 snacks you might like to try:
- Apple and peanut butter.
- Homemade cereal bars.
- Nuts and seeds.
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