Did you know that snacking can be a helpful tool for reaching your health and weight loss goals? Smart snack choices can help you manage your appetite, eat less overall, and get more of the [...]
For those with health and weight-loss goals, the scariest part of Halloween is the abundance of sugary treats everywhere you go. Resisting the urge to raid kids’ giant bags of Halloween candy is one thing, but the season also brings with it an endless amount of other food temptations that come in the form co-workers bringing cookies to the office, candy sales at the grocery store, and seasonal drinks and sweets.
What do you call hunger mixed with anger? “Hanger.” Being hangry can lead to unhealthy snacking. Hanger can happen to anyone. Feeling irritable and short-tempered is a natural result of hunger. In fact, it’s a part of our brain chemistry. The same mechanisms that manage our feelings of hunger also have an impact on our mood and emotions.
Americans are snacking now more than ever. In fact, recent studies have shown that for many people, typical eating habits are more like an all-day buffet rather than the classic three meals a day (1-3). With this new shift from traditional meal times to constant grazing, health researchers have wondered about the effect snacking has on weight gain as well as weight loss.
Healthy snacking can help you beat the bulge. You want to drop a few pounds so you cut down your eating to only three meals per day—no snacking allowed. It seems logical doesn’t [...]