Can Snacking Help You or Hurt You?

Can Snacking Help You or Hurt You?

Can Snacking Help You or Hurt You?

Get ready to read something we find fascinating! We’re taking on another controversial topic, snacking versus not snacking. 3 meals a day, 6 meals a deal, 6 snacks a day, with all the hype around how often to eat, how do we know what’s best?

We’ve been told to snack in between meals to avoid overeating at breakfast lunch and dinner, but are you snacking on the right things? We turn to science with controversial topics like this:

One surprising fact tells us “since the late 1970’s, daily calorie intake has increased among men and women, with the majority of additional calories consumed between meals”. People are choosing to eat just snacks rather than lunch or dinner, which in turn showed that frequent snackers skip meals and tend to fuel up on less nutrient dense foods. But does snacking effect our weight? One study showed that snacking can provide a slight benefit to appetite control, however, frequent eating does not burn MORE calories.

It’s important to take a step back from your eating routine and really evaluate what you are putting into your body. If you eat 3 meals a day but they are filled with nutrient dense, protein and vegetable rich foods you are most likely doing the right thing. If you are snacking or eating 6 small meals a day because you heard it was beneficial, but you are filling up on low calorie, low fat snacks to manage weight, take a look at what’s really in those snacks and the sugar content. Check out the information and tips in this article and start evaluating what really works for you! Everyone is different, and always keep everything in moderation

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Anna Baker