I generally don’t eat between meals. The emphasis firmly on “generally”. Of course I eat between meals some of the time. Before going on this diet (3 weeks today!) I would grab a bar of something between meals or maybe have biscuits with a coffee while watching TV.
Not very healthy!
My diet plan, however, does allow for a snack. Of course it’s a lot healthier than what I was eating in the past.
Some of the snacks sounded a bit odd to me, but I thought I’d give them a try. Nothing ventured – nothing gained! (Or lost in my case 🙂 )
Rye crispbread with light Philadelphia cheese and baby (cherry) tomatoes is surprisingly tasty and filling. Particularly handy when you get home from work and need to jump on a conference call almost immediately. You know you’re going to be starving by the time you get off the call, so grabbing something to keep you going helps – a lot.
Other things that work well as snacks include low fat yoghurt (my fridge is now permanently stocked), fruit (bananas are very filling) and some mixed nuts.
Of course you have to keep an eye on quantities and portions. A small portion of nuts is probably good for you, but if you eat an entire bag then any good will probably be undone!
- 3 Reasons to Snack and How to Keep It Healthy (fitsugar.com)
- 4 Don’ts For Your Next Breakfast (fitsugar.com)
- Healthier Diets Include (Surprise!) Frequent Snacks (livescience.com)