HOW TO PICK SNACKS TO ENERGISE YOUR DAY
Snacking gets a bad reputation. The snack aisle is full of chips, mithai, namkeens and sugary desserts, which pack in plenty of calories but offer little to no nutritional payoff. But the right kind of snacks provide key nutrients, and energy-boosting snacks can be an important part of a healthy eating plan.
Abbott dietician Abby Sauer, RD, MPH shares some healthy snacking tips you can use to add more energy-boosting snacks to your diet.
Plan Your Snacks
Schedule your snacks to fall between meals, ideally at a time when you’re no longer full but not extremely hungry. Eating too much too close to a meal might disrupt your appetite; waiting too long to eat can lead to overeating. Aim to alternate smaller meals with energy-boosting snacks every three to four hours.
Be Mindful of Portion Size
A snack is a snack; it’s not supposed to be a meal. In general, snacks should be roughly between 100 and 300 calories. Eating much more than that can drain your energy; eating less might not satisfy your hunger.