Monday, May 3, 2010

Myth Busted – Snacking Leads to Weight Gain

For years we were advised not to eat between meals: it was bad for our teeth and it caused us to gain weight. Snacking, in general, however does not lead to weight gain; eating more calories than we expend does. It’s a balancing act – to maintain weight, we must to eat as many calories as we burn – and no more.

When you snack, however, keep in mind that some snacks are better for you than others. Choose fruit, low fat dairy products, whole grain crackers or a handful of nuts. Dry cereal, hard boiled eggs, or peanut butter on celery or dates are other nutritious choices. For other ideas on how to snack and still lose weight, click here.

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