Having healthy snacks throughout the day is important for weight loss, but it can also be a culprit for weight gain as well. How? Here is what the experts are saying that can cause you to actually gain weight instead of lose weight when it comes to your snacks.
1. Skipping your Snacks: Many of us get caught up in the mentality that we must eat LESS to weigh LESS, but skipping your snacks can actually do more harm. Having snacks throughout the day will help you from overeating later.
2. Snacking when you are NOT hungry: Reaching for a sweet or salty snack when you are not hungry, just from pure boredom, can prevent you from reaching your goals. Snacking when you are not hungry can quickly add on the calories, so be sure to snack when you are hungry and not just bored.
3. Incorrect portion sizes: Snacks like nuts and seeds are great, but they too can quickly add up in calories. Be sure to serve yourself the appropriate portion size.
4. Not Planning: If you have a light lunch, but forget to bring a snack for the middle of the day, you are more than likely to grab a less healthy option at dinner because you are starving. Be sure to prep healthy snacks to bring with you to work or to your day to day activities to prevent you from getting too hungry.
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