by Lisa Wendall – Eating Well
We all love a good snack: Something to hold us over between breakfast and lunch. A quick pick-me-up when we hit that 3 p.m. slump. And, of course, dessert after dinner. If we don’t choose the right types of snacks, though, these between-meal treats can cause us to pack on the pounds, feel sluggish and sick, and, ironically, develop cravings for more of the same.
But when done right, snacks can be a secret weapon against weight gain and unhealthy habits. Here’s what you need to know about eating more, weighing less, and getting a handle on nutritious (and satisfying) snacking.
1. Count the Calories
“Snacks can make or break your diet,” says New York City-based nutritionist Rachel Meltzer Warren, R.D. “For most people, if you eat your meals three to five hours apart then you really don’t need snacks to tide you…
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