Published On: Sat, Oct 17th, 2015

Snacks can be enemies of your smartness

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There are a lot of snacks available in the market and it is difficult for eating loving person to stop his hand from eating. Snacks put weight very soon because people take it light and eat instinctively. The main reason of putting weight is unconsciousness. What you consume as a snack and when you have it play a significant position in your diet and health. The person who wants to put off their weight they should deposit concentration while eating snacks. Here are five tips you can use to ensure your snacks are healthy.

Eat snack when you really feel starving

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People eat snacks when they think that they are feeling bored or stressed instead of feeling hungry. For instance, people eat snacks mostly when they are traveling or watching movies or TV. First ask yourself that if you are feeling starving or the snacks are just for fun. Also, note that don’t take snacks around the meal timing such as right after breakfast or before dinner. Manage the snacks timing into your timetable when you essentially feel famished. Snacks have enough calories that are why eat it when you think that your body needs energy.  The best time to snack is when you have a gap of five hours or more between meals.

Have snacks, not treats

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Snacks are used when friends are all together and eat unconsciously and speedily. Most junk foods have many calories. Choose healthy foods, such as yogurt, fruits and nuts for snacking.

Go easy on Carbs

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The meal encompasses carbs make you ravenous soon so couple them with protein or healthy fat for a more quench snack which can prevent you to feel famish till the next meal. Protein and healthy lipids lean to sluggish down the rate of sugar amalgamation from carbs, which add to this feeling. Endeavor to mingle diverse sort of food to shun overindulging, such as fruits with some non-fat yogurt.

Keep a watch on your portions

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Fit and good snacks can construct your body over weighted if you eat it in excess of and in a large quantity. A perfect snack should enclose around 125 to 250 calories, so be alert of the part you devour. Many fruits or nuts and almonds are a brilliant snack when taken in restraint, but access of them will make you heavy as three handfuls contain around 500 calories and 42 grams of fat.

Don’t snack robotically

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You will forget how much you have eaten while sitting in front of TV or laptop or while gossiping. So be careful while eating while watching TV or operating the computer.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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