Snacking has become a nearly universal behavior. Nearly 97% of Americans are snacking at least once per day, with more than 40% snacking three to four times. What you choose to snack on should match your health goals and can make all the difference.
2. Drink up. Stayin hydrated is just as important as fueling your body consistently; stick to hydrating low-calorie beverages the still or sparkling water or iced tea.
3. Timing is everything. Don’t wait too long between meals; it could lead to overindulging later.
4. Keep it convenient. Make healthy snacks visible and accessible; you’ll be more likely to grab them when hunger strikes.
5. Portions matter. Too much of a good thing can still be too much; stick to appropriate portion sizs.
6. Plan ahad. Whether it’s keeping the care, desk, or travel bag stocked, planning ahead can save time and keep you on track.
When I snack, I aim for finding a source of protein + carbohydrates + fat.
Almonds + dried apricots
Almond butter + apple slices
Cheese stick + orange
Nuts + dark chocolate (a little indulgence can be exactly what I need to make it through the rest of my day).
*Information taken from the California Almonds “Snacking Just Got Smarter” handout.