Sensible Snacking

I find most people eat in one of four ways –

·      three meals a day

·      three moderate meals a day, plus mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks

·      tiny meals/snacks through the day, stopping ideally three hours before bedtime!

·      OVEREATING

Regardless of which group you are in – even the first one – it’s unlikely you’ll get through a day without at least one snack, planned or unplanned.

 vegan maple chocolate chip cookie from "The Stand" Westport, CT

vegan maple chocolate chip cookie from "The Stand" Westport, CT

Common sense can go a long way in telling you what makes a good snack and what doesn’t.   Here are some examples:
 

* a chocolate chip cookie for desert – maybe even after dinner – as long as it is much smaller than one you might grab in Grand Central at the start of a late commute home

* a small handful -- about 20 or so, not 40 -- of medium-sized cashews, morning or afternoon

* a 16-ounce smoothie, heavy on the kale … and no refill, please!

What are your favorite snacks that make sense?!

briana@lifesdecisionsblw.com