Many people I talk to are under the impression that snacking is bad. They think unless you’re an Olympic athlete who burns 12,000 calories a day and needs constant energy, snacks are just extra calories that lead to weight gain. Well, despite what we might think or say, snacking is actually a favorite pastime of many Americans. According to Food Navigator, at least 1 in 5 of us will graze through the day rather than eat meals.
That could be good or bad. Good because it helps keep us full all day, and less likely to overdo it at mealtime. It also keeps our metabolism running at a higher rate. It’s bad though, if we’re grazing and snacking on candy bars and cookies, or even “healthy food” like granola bars and some of those store made smoothies which can rack up lots of calories from sugar. Continue Reading..