Smarter Snacks Keep Off the Weight
Planning ahead is key to having the right snacks on hand when cravings hit.
Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH
Whether your snack attack hits in the middle of the afternoon or during late-night TV, it can damage your weight-maintenance plan. Mindless snacking will put back on those pounds faster than you can say, "Pass the ranch nachos."
Smarter Snacks: Better Choices
A lot of the time, it's the little indulgences that really add up, says Emily Banes, RD, clinical dietitian at the Houston Northwest Medical Center. Here are some healthy suggestions from Banes to satisfy your urge for snacks and keep that weight from coming back.
Smarter Snacks: Stock Up Wisely
A little bit of snack planning and self-knowledge can go a long way toward helping you maintain or lose weight, says Banes, whose personal credo is "All things in moderation." But, she cautions, moderation does not mean a daily chocolate bar!
With advanced planning and some willpower you, you’ll be prepared to make healthy food choices that will satisfy any snack attack.