To snack or not to snack?…That is the question. The answer? Yes…but snack smartly.
If you’re eating three straight meals a day with no snacks in between, you could be sabotaging your weight loss. If you’re exercising, this may especially be the case. Why? Because long gaps in eating makes your blood sugar drop, inviting ravenous cravings for sugary, starchy foods and too-big portions when you do eat. And when you’re working out, you need to properly fuel your body for maximum fat loss and minimum muscle loss by eating the right healthy snacks, pre and post exercise.
So what should you eat, how much, and when?
Too much snacking, or spontaneous grazing, could also sabotage your diet by piling up the calories, so you want to keep your portions in check, and plan your snacks ahead of time. A mid-morning and mid-afternoon daily snack ( 200 calories each, give or take) every day works well…