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I do not have a problem with snack packs and never did. I buy them in flavored popcorn,natural almonds, natural walnuts,diet low calorie snack bars and treats. I can take them with me when I am out for a while.I allow them and put them in my diet plan and allow no more then one 100 calorie unhealthy snack daily. It might be a snack pack or 100 calorie gourmet ice cream or 100 calories of chocolate. Some days it is a 100 calorie healthy snack pack. I am not on a diet but a lifetime eating plan I can live with. I have lost 40 pounds doing this. I do not go over my calorie limit with this.
Its hard to talk myself into it but when I go big in portion control we ALL eat better. My 1/4 cup peanuts have really taught me what a serving really is. I love knowing exactly what I can have.
It depends on what you're buying in a snack pack and how you're using it. I have a box of 100 calorie snack packs of almonds. Just plain almonds, no chemicals or junk. I only take one for when I'm going to be on the go, so the rest of the box is unavailable to me.
My snacks are not exactly portion controlled packs - but kind of better. The small apples are p10 (20 cents USD), and 55 calories. My mixed nuts are a 1 oz bag, at p6 (12 cents USD), and 150 calories. That covers my sweet and salty snack needs.
They are just full of junk and chemicals so I don't eat them. But I can see for people who are working on portion control that they may be helpful. I'm trying to lose my sweet tooth so those types of foods just keep me addicted so I stay away. I would rather take the time and prepare healthier snacks than spend the money on that stuff.
Great article. But I don't buy them. I make my own.
I purchased them only twice in the past and I did eat several packs at one time. I don't plan to purchase more.
I will eat a packet maybe every other day. They do fill me up for close to 3 hours, which is fine. Very very rarely will I eat 2 in a day, spaced out. But right now I have 2 boxes still more than half full. They are good and it helps I don't need the chocolate ones. Limits my choices on which to choose.
I love them! I am a waitress and leae them around at work and instead of a dinner roll or frys I grab one to stop my cravings!
I do buy them from our Amish Scratch and Dent store, but I don't "abuse" them, and I try to look for items with higher fiber and protein. :-)
It is interesting to me that people would buy expense snacks and then consume two or three. It show that the answer to or issues are not outside us.
I really believe what this article says!! I bought a box of Slim Fast snack bars, they're 100 calories each (I think). so one day I was craving a piece of chocolate, and ended up eating 3 of the bars, which totally defeats the purpose!!
I used to buy the 100 cal packs. I don't any more. I do however make my own using the snk baggies. I'm a weighin' measuring fool!
I find these are much too expensive. I buy snack size ziplock bags and measure out my own snacks. I can control it better this way.it's worth the time I take to count or measure snacks out.
You have to be careful, many of the foods listed are high in salt which will put on fluid - I can gain 4 pounds just in water weight with salty food!! I avoid it at all cost!
The little 100 cal packs are nice because they can stay without going bad and truly be for emergency only!
I do love carrying apples, carrots, bananas and raw almonds - they are always good. They satisfy the sweet and crunch that's often needed.
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