This Week’s Podcast | Rules for Snacking

Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling FabulousAlthough our grandparents and great-grandparents typically ate three meals a day, today we eat five times a day, on average. And although it’s often claimed that eating more often can help you control your weight, it doesn’t seem to be working out that way. As the average number of meals and snacks has increased, so have our waistlines—and I don’t think it’s a coincidence.  I have some tips on how to snack without sabotaging your diet or your nutrition in this week’s show. Read or listen to it here.


2 thoughts on “This Week’s Podcast | Rules for Snacking

  1. It’s not the number of meals we eat compared to people generations ago that is constributing to America’s ever-widening rear end. It is the foods we choose, the prcessed and artificial ingredients we ignorantly but willingly ingest, and the portion sizes. Eating small meals that combine protein and fiber every 3-4 hours is the proven best way to keep blood sugar stable, banish cravings and fuel your body to burn fat and build muscle.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Norma. I whole heartedly agree that the portion size is the key. Eating more frequently is fine–as long as you’re committed to eating smaller meals!! I also agree with you that protein and fiber at every meal is a terrific way to manage your appetite. The only small quibble I have is that I don’t think there actually is any strong evidence that meal *frequency* has any impact on the body’s capacity or tendency to burn fat or build muscle. But if you have some studies to post, I’d love to look at them.

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