Friday, February 20, 2015

Snacking Done Right

Believe it or not, there are many causes that can lead to obesity, but most of them involve overeating. Overeating, in of itself, can be a complex topic because it too can have many underlying factors that very from person to person. Sometimes it’s a simple matter of impulse control, sometimes it’s a symptom of a much larger issue like depression or anxiety. Whatever the case, it’s something that most of us do at some point or another, and it’s rarely a good thing. Some of us eat meals with portions that are too big or too calorie dense, or eat too frequently, but for many of us it’s all about snacking. Here are 3 tips about snacking that can help you keep that weight off and live a healthy lifestyle.

  1. You’re probably just thirsty. Did you know that that feeling of hunger you’re getting in between meals might actually be a sign of dehydration? How many glasses of water do you drink a day? It might not be enough. The next time you feel a pang of hunger when you’re waiting for a meal, try downing a glass. You might be surprised how quickly the hunger subsides. 
  2. Eat a fruit. Fruits are tried and true and the go-to food for healthy eating.They’re easily portable, and can fill you up in a good way. Make it a policy to keep a few apples or oranges on you and have at it if you can’t wait until lunch
  3. Make it don’t buy it. There are all kinds of healthy snacks you can make at home, and they’re almost always going to be better than the convenience store impulse buy of a bag of chips. Try making your own cheese crisps, trail mix, or rice crispy treats. Try a few from here:

When it comes to your health and weight, Dr. Feiz and Associates care. For anyone suffering from severe obesity, a procedure like a sleeve gastrectomy is proven to offer positive results. In the meantime, watch your snacking!


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