Not long ago, I temped for a 50ish, wealthy entrepreneur who looked absolutely great. I'm talking healthy, slim, toned and normal "great" not Botox and plastic surgery within an inch of her life. If she has had any work done, she went to the right doctor because it is not apparent.
She told me that she got up every morning at five o'clock and jogged around Central Park. She also worked out with a trainer three times a week.
And she didn't snack.
I love snacks and I totally buy the recent report about diet-sized snacks making you want to eat more because I can practically inhale those 100 calorie bag things. Nutritionists and trainers are always telling you to snack on nuts or vegetables, but it's just not the same for me even though I will snack on nuts - especially when I am spending hours at a time in front of the computer screen. I have tried not snacking at all but I find that I will just get hungrier than necessary and distracted from whatever I am doing at the time. The "mindless" snacking on healthy snacks like nuts help me control the urge to binge and makes me feel full. I just need to remember not to snack my way through a real meal.
So how about you? Are you a snacker? And if so, are you a healthy snacker or do you just prefer waiting for a regular meal?
*photo via Basket Blossoms.