Thursday, November 08, 2012
Are You a Smart Snacker?
Quiz by Natalie Nichols, Staff Writer
Snacking is a smart way to keep hunger at bay throughout the day, but the key is snacking on the right things, at the right times, and in the right places. Are your snacking habits healthy--or horrific? Find out how your snacks stack up with this short quiz.
You're a Sensible Snacker
Before you earn the title of Smart Snacker, you need a little more practice. The good news is that you try your best to eat healthy foods most of the time, but when it comes to snacks, you aren't as diligent. Your snacking habits (or lack thereof) may deprive your body of adequate nutrition or a fun treat, and by skipping the snacks or choosing the wrong things, you could be setting yourself up for overeating later. Learn to listen to your body's hunger signals, try to forgo the 100-calorie snack packs (they provide little nutritional value), and make it a habit to plan healthy snacks each day. Do these things, and you’ll be a snacking whiz in no time!