SMART SNACKING MADE SIMPLE
Follow this guide to avoid accidental splurges
See snacking as an opportunity to catch up on nutrients you missed throughout the day. If lunch was a little low on vegies, consider grazing on some carrot and celery sticks with hummus for afternoon tea.
Going for long periods without eating can cause your blood sugar to drop, making you more likely to overindulge later. If you’re feeling hungry before dinner, grab something filling like a cheese stick or a cup of soup.
Beware of supersizing. That “healthy” wholegrain cookie that’s bigger than your hand? Let’s just say if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.
A snack might claim to be healthy, but it’s still advisable to read the label.
Vegie crisps might seem better than regular chips but they’ll often have similar calories.
Eat mindfully. No-one else can tell you if you’re hungry other than you, so it’s best to always listen to your body.