About H2U Health Center at Alaska Regional Hospital
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Beware of Over-Snacking
Size matters. Portion size, that is. When you’re snacking, you always need to keep portion size in mind, even when noshing on healthy snacks.
How to snack without going overboard:
Beware the “health halo” effect. While some snacks are better for us than others, you still can’t eat as much as you like. Protein bars may be nutritious, but they often contain more calories and sugars than you think. Eat one, not three!
Be mindful when eating prepackaged snacks. Read labels, since some contain more than one serving.
Learn what constitutes a serving. A giant apple is actually two servings of fruit. And a 1-oz. serving of cheese is about the size of two dominoes.
Find out how many calories are in your favorite snacks. A bagel may seem okay, but some bagels have as many as 350 calories. Yikes!
Choose a snack combining protein and carbs. Protein helps fill you up so you don’t keep on eating. Try apple slices spread with a tablespoon of peanut butter, or whole wheat crackers with hummus.
Don’t snack in front of the TV. It’s easy to overeat when you’re not paying attention to your food. Posted on Mon, August 31 2015