When you think about a healthy diet, snacking probably doesn’t come to mind. However, experts are now saying that healthy snacking between meals may prevent you from feeling extremely hungry come mealtime, and can keep your fat-burning metabolism going.
The rules of snacking according to the American Fitness Professionals & Associates are:
- Consume nutrient-dense foods.
- Eat only when you’re hungry.
- Eat smaller portions.
- Be mindful of your snacking habits.
Remember that eating in front of your computer screen or television can work against your mindful eating habits. In addition, think about packing snacks that are rich in protein and fiber.
For more information about healthy snacking, visit the AFPA website.