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The Easy Way To Control Weight By Eating Healthy Snack

December 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments ·
 
 

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One of the better ways for weight control is to eat 5 to 6 smaller meals a day instead of only 2 or 3 big meals. In between breakfast and lunch as well as dinner, it is a good idea to eat snack as these smaller meals will keep your energy level high and mind alert.

Example:
Breakfast — snack — Lunch — snack — Dinner

However, given a license to snack does not mean you should eat anything. Stuffing with fries, pizza, burger, ice cream or donut may give you a temporary boost or fulfilling your craving, but food high in fat and calories will only harm you in the long run. Therefore, you should only snack on nutritious food.

But, what are the recommended healthy snack? Read on to find out more.

Suggestions on Healthy Snack

  • Go for whole grain snacks like whole grain crackers and whole grain cereals. While grains snacks are rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates which give you energy that last for longer time.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables like baby carrot. Fruits and vegetables do not only provide a feeling of fullness, but also provide vitamins and minerals.

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  • I like nuts and seeds. They give protein which helps keep you feeling for longer period. However, nuts and seeds are high in calories. So, do not eat them too much.
  • I also like low fat diary products especially yogurt and cheese.
  • You can also eat home made popcorn with no added salt.
  • If you are a meat person, then tuna sandwich is a good choice too.

Whatever we eat, moderation is still important. Just because you are taking low fat or “light” version of yogurt does not mean that you can take them in excess. Happy snacking!

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4 responses so far ↓
  • jay // Dec 14, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    I’ve read many suggestions about eating more meals in the day, small 5-6 meals. Thing is, I can eat 5-7 meals a day ok, but can they be big meals, instead of small…

  • Mun // Dec 14, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Hi jay, it should be small meals if you are going to eat 5 to 7 meals a day.

  • Tomgreenwald // Dec 15, 2009 at 6:22 AM

    You should also take into account your lifestyle. If you are physically very active 5 – 7 meals can be not enough to fully recover. If you are expanding a lot of energy you need to eat some calorie rich food. By “calorie rich” I don’t mean junk food but some quality meat, fish, nuts and oils.

  • James // Feb 5, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    nice post. I agree, personally I always eat 5 – 7 meals a day they normally smaller but more healthier. eating smaller but regular portions helps keep the metabolism high helping your body burn fat faster.

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