I would agree with most everything in that article.... so many things we think of as "snack food" is actually just one version or another of "refined carbs"... too many calories for the satisfaction you get, and they metabolize too quickly, leaving you hungry again too soon.
I like how they point out foods that "seem virtuous" like the "fat free pretzels" and the "pita chips" - both these things SOUND like they are "healthy" or at least "healthier than your typical junk food snack" when in reality, they are not much of an improvement at all!
I agree with what they say about the apple - I actually *do* like apples and would probably eat one for a snack and be fine, but time and time again i see people on here say things like "I ate an apple and now i'm even HUNGRIER than i was before i ate it!" - somehow, they just don't seem to have much "stick to the ribs power" for quite a few people!! - but as the article points out, add a little bit of protein and/or fat and an apple can be a very useful *part* of an afternoon snack.
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 172.5