Tricks for creating good snack habits.
Trick #1 Schedule snacks two to three hours after each meal. Then you won't get blindsided by fat and sugary cravings--that's what a fast food addiction is. You can block those urges by eating (instead of a doughnut) plain, 0% Greek yogurt with fresh fruit or some lean protein, such as sliced turkey. This keeps blood sugar levels steady--easing cravings--and helps you lose weight.
Trick #2 Become a label reader. Stay clear of anything with added sugars or syrups, trans or saturated fats.
Trick #3 Chose smart sweets. Fresh fruits give you the sugar boost you're looking for and benefit your bones and cardiovascular system. Nuts are loaded with protein and healthy, appetite-satisfying fats. Servings of nuts should be in moderation because they are fat and even good fats have 9 calories per gram.
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