Is there anything wrong with snacking? Not really, but it does depend on what your snack is and whether you really need it or not.
Snack Healthy and Get Slim
There are reasons why we snack. If asked, most people would say that they had a snack because they felt hungry. This sounds perfectly reasonable response, but is it accurate? In many cases it is highly inaccurate, and there’s a reason.
When we are hungry, our body sends a message to our brain to let it know that it needs more energy. The problem is that the signal that it sends to say that it is thirsty is a very similar signal. The two are often confused. We frequently answer a thirst signal with food, food that we probably don’t need. The result when we do this too often, is weight gain.
The way round this very common problem is to learn to notice the difference between the hunger signal and the thirst signal.
It takes quite a lot of practice to do this, but once you’ve mastered it, it becomes very easy to distinguish between the two.
If you’re not sure which signal it is the best thing to do is to drink a glass of water. If you still feel hungry after about 30 minutes, have a snack.
Sometimes we get into the habit of unnecessary snacking. It does pay to really question yourself as to whether you need a snack. Are you hungry or are you just eating for the sake of eating? Sugary snacks are very ‘moreish’. When you think of your favourite chocolate bar, it is very difficult to resist. You should always remember that sugar is addictive. It raises your blood sugar levels dramatically and increases the production of insulin. You get a sugar rush which is then followed by a sudden drop in your blood sugar level.
Hunger pangs start soon afterwards.
If you are going to snack you need to snack healthily. The simplest thing to do is to eat fruit. An apple, a banana or a pear will fit the bill perfectly – and it will supply you with essential fiber, vitamins and minerals. It’s a habit that will help you to get slim too.
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