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Snacking Healthy

Add Snacks to Subtract Pounds

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7/30/2014 9:34:24 AM

SPASCAL's SparkPage
Thank you for this useful info. I know my snacks tend to match or exceed a meal allotment. Being mindful and committed help to curb this pitfall.
2/28/2014 4:27:16 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage
Good article. Thanks.
VAINVT
2/15/2014 7:27:39 AM

Tea helps me a lot, and I try to have protein like a slice of meat or nuts.
9/10/2013 5:09:12 PM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
I try to make sure I eat every two hours. So I don't get hungry.
9/11/2012 10:01:47 AM

STONECOT's SparkPage
I don't like snacking as i actually like to feel hungry before I eat, and to feel satisfied when I finish. I find with snacking, I have to cut the rest of my portions down to a point where it's not enough, in order to stay within my allowance. Plus I don't get the satisfaction of enjoying feeding my hunger.
9/11/2012 7:58:08 AM

1935MARY's SparkPage
Everything doesn't work for everyone. But this method has been suggested to me by , my endocrinologist. To eat smaller meals and eat 5 to 6 meals a day.When my sugars ran high and I get it down where it should be, then I felt like I was starving, so I ate and ate and not what I should have. It is what you eat when you snack or eat . I still don't have the right balance yet but I know I will and water is just as important.I use to not ever had enough.
2/18/2012 12:42:44 PM

OMMAMA7's SparkPage
Always drink a glass of water with your snack. It feels more substantial and you are more satisfied that way, helping you to not overdo it.
12/29/2011 12:36:55 PM

SASSY5468's SparkPage
I only eat when I am hungry now, so I always have snacks on hand just in case I need it, but sometimes I don't. It's just better to be safe than sorry :)
ELLDOCKE
12/29/2011 10:54:25 AM

Snacking is my saving grace. Before I discovered this as a way to keep my blood sugar even throughout the day, I tested 1 point below diabetic. With a strong family history of diabetes, this was my wake up call. As I researched, I found that well-planned snacks are crucial to controlling my blood sugar, along with exercise and generally healthy eating! And, no, eating more protein at meals did not work - I tried it. LOL
12/29/2011 9:44:33 AM

CRBSMITH1968's SparkPage
snacks are an important part of my eating plan. I am in the 1200-1550 calorie range and I eat 300 for breakfast, 300 for lunch, 300 for afternoon snack and 300-500 for dinner. I am RAVENOUS around 4 pm no matter what I eat for lunch so without that planned afternoon snack, I nibble on junk or get super crabby until dinner time. So I'm in the multiple mini meals camp and it works for me. I lost 40 pounds doing this and when I stopped, I gained 15 back over a year.
7/8/2011 10:20:38 AM

MINDHORIZON's SparkPage
I wonder if snacking would be so necessary if meals included enough protein and fat...
7/6/2011 4:48:15 PM

PETALIA's SparkPage
I've added more meals to my nutrition tracker: Pre Workout, Workout, Elevenses, PM Something and I have the usual Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snack as well. This feels more accurate and honest to how I live. I feel healthier eating small several times a day rather than a few major times in a day.
7/6/2011 2:48:42 PM

GOLFCHICK2-0's SparkPage
I eat about 6 times a day. Call it a snack, meal, mini-meal... whatever! I am almost never hungry and it has helped me to keep calories in check and balance food intake and exercise output to a point where I am at an optimal burn rate.
I was eating less often and the same amount of calories and at the wrong times in relationship to exercise previously. Put me on a 3 month plateau!!
7/6/2011 1:40:46 PM

DIWATSURU's SparkPage
Repitition is the mother of rettention and I keep reading this article to keep it on my mind. Especialy when I'm tempted to hang around in the kitchen for no reason.
7/6/2011 10:16:38 AM

SERVINGTHRUPT's SparkPage
I'm all about "mini-meals." I eat 4-6 meals a day, and I am never hungry and seldom "over-eat."

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