Peggy Jensen, a registered dietitian in Virginia, advises, “When you are hungry, all bets are off. Carry your own healthy snack foods, like nuts or fruit, with you so you won’t eat junk food when you are tired or stressed out. When you are hungry, you are mad at the world.”
Other smart snack strategies include choosing quality over quantity (a handful of nuts versus a big bag of chips), keeping variety in your snacks (like seasonal fruits, whole-grain crackers, or baby carrots), watching portion sizes, and satisfying cravings with better choices, like yogurt instead of candy or granola bars. Also be careful not to slip up after dinner, a prime time to gain weight because you are probably less active.
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