LET’S TALK “SNACKING”
You know that feeling, between lunch and dinner when your stomach starts to growl? You don’t have time to take a break to make a snack, so you decide that it’s okay to wait until dinnertime to eat. But hour by hour, it gets worse. You start feeling grouchy and your head starts to ache. Finally, you give in — it’s time to eat. You want to pick a healthy snack but don’t have the energy to put something together, so you grab something convenient: chips, crackers, cookies, or candy. But even after eating a snack, you still feel hungry.
Does this story sound familiar? Or, maybe, you want to enjoy a snack while watching a movie, so you grab a bag of chips. Before you know it, the bag is gone! It’s reasons like these why snacking can be seen as a “bad thing.” People often snack on foods with low nutritional value because they wait too long to eat and end up grabbing whatever is convenient, or they mindlessly snack while their attention is on something else.