Why you should snack

Whether you want to lose weight or maintain it, it is good for both. The key is to create a balance while keeping some healthy rules in mind. Here they are:
If you are extremely conscious of your diet, you most likely see Snacking as a sin. But that’s not entirely true. Snacking is a two edged sword – you can’t overlook it and you can’t afford to overdo it.

Whether you want to lose weight or maintain it, it is good for both. The key is to create a balance while keeping some healthy rules in mind. Here they are:

Pick nutritious snacks

Like we always say – what you eat is of utmost importance. While snacking is good, you can ruin it by picking the wrong snacks to eat. Not only should your snacks be low-calorie but they should also have some nutritional value. Some nutritious snacks are peanuts, almonds, makhana, khakra, yogurt and peanut butter sandwich, if you are too hungry.

Don’t overdo snacking

You kill the very benefit of snacking by overdoing it. Despite picking a healthy snack, overdoing it will kill its goodness. So ensure that you pick only a handful. Remember, it’s not a meal. Even a handful of potato chips are loaded with calories and you don’t want to risk that.

Don’t keep long gaps between meals

If you starve yourself for long and then get on to snacking, you will inadvertently eat more. So make sure you space out your meals and snack evenly.

Limit to two snack breaks

Snacking should ideally be done once between breakfast and lunch (11-12 am), secondly, between lunch and dinner time (5-6pm). Eating two snacks a day will prevent your energy from dipping and also encourage you to eat less at meals.

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