Sneaking a snack now and then is a recipe for midsection disaster, right?
Well most likely not. Using a snack strategy helps you avoid eating bigger meals after depriving yourself for hours at a time. Just like sleep your body works best when you feed yourself every few hours rather than three large meals or the worst case a heavy dinner after not eating all day.
A simple trick:
Adjust what you eat throughout the day so you don’t accumulate all your calories at the end of the day unless you are going to exercise in the evening hours. Snack on higher calorie foods in the mid morning before lunch and lighter snacks like fruit in the afternoon will keep your calories in check.
Hand full of nuts like cashews , almonds, and pistachios in the morning and bananas , apples or organs in the afternoon will help keep your energy levels up. This will help avoid calorie surprises and allowed you to better compensate for the snacks later on.
Listen to Your Stomach
Some studies suggest overweight people or people prone to weight gain eat carelessly without feeling hunger. Keep this in mind when snacking, you can always save it for later you do not have to eat all of your snack or meals at one seating.