What is considered a good snack anyway?

November 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Nutrition Tips

Do you snack?  What have you heard about snacking?  You should have snacks….you shouldn’t have snacks…The truth of the matter is that everyone is a little different.  Some snack and some don’t.  The key is keeping it consistent.

Here are a few simply guidelines to help you keep your snacking under control:

  • Meals should be no more than 4-6 hours apart, if they are – you need  a snack
  • Snacks will only last you 1-2 hours, so once you’ve snacked, you should be thinking about when your next meal will be
  • If it’s meal time – just eat your meal!  …forget the snack
  • If you snack, snack consistently – same time everyday
  • To maximize the lasting effect of your snack – choose a snack high in fibre (5-10g)
  • Snacks should be anywhere from 100-150 calories for most women and 150-200 calories for most men