Here are some healthy snacking tips:
- Have a glass of water before any snack. In many cases, “feeling hungry” is actually a response to being dehydrated. That’s why you often feel like you can’t eat enough after exercise -- you can’t because your body isn’t asking for calories, it’s asking for water.
- Choose healthy snacks -- a small portion of something that’s a healthy meal food is a good choice.
- Protein snacks help curb your appetite when you really are hungry between meals.
- If you’re craving a particular treat, don’t deny yourself, just eat a small portion, like a fun-size candy bar, four marshmallows, etc.