4 Smart Snack Habits

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Dr. Miller here with another great health tip to help you grow younger. Do you eat more snacks than sit down meals? You're not alone, 40% of Americans prefer snacking to three square meals. Smart snacks can help you stay slim or even lose weight and belly fat. The key is knowing when and what to nibble. Here are four ways to revamp your snack habit.

Follow the five hour rule. If you're going more than five hours between meals, go ahead and have a snack. You'll be less likely to overeat later on. Choose snacks with protein. Healthy protein like a hard boiled egg, walnuts, or fat free yogurt helps you stay satisfied. It also helps build muscles so you burn more fat and lose more weight.

Keep healthy snacks on hand so you won't visit the vending machine. Avoid any snacks with more than 4 grams of sugar per serving, and eat the same snacks everyday. Less variety means, there's less temptation to overeat. For more ways to live better everyday, watch all our health tips, right here.