I agree-- I think it's a personal decision type thing. When I first started out, my calorie range was low and it was hard for me to just plan 3 meals a day, let alone add in some snacks, and still stay within my range. Once I started getting some regular exercise and burning a bunch of calories, I had a higher range, I learned more about nutrition and healthy choices, and could plan my food better and add in a snack or two per day.
For a while, I felt like I didn't really have a meal unless it included a lot of food-- sort of a "feast and famine" approach to the day. I'm now trying eating every 3 hours, so I'm never feeling really starved or really stuffed. I include carbs, fat, and protein every time I eat.
You can add meals to your Nutrition Tracker, so that you don't have to lump all the extra stuff into the one category "Snack". They'll show up at the bottom, not spread out during the day. But at least they're separated and you can see how many calories etc you're eating each separate time.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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