I can always tell when I haven't eaten my snacks because by lunch time my head feels a bit light, and I'm really snappy because I feel like if I don't eat in the next second I'll feint.
Snacking WHEN DONE RIGHT, is so beneficial. Here are some of my favorite non-perishable snacks I always keep in my purse so if I'm on the go a snack time I'm OK and still eating right. And these snacks are great for you or your kids...
SunMaid raisins, I'm picky about my raisins. These are naturally sweet, perfect for a pick-me-up. I will put these in a small container or usually I get the small serving size boxes.
And for when I'm at home these are some of my favorites.
Natural apple sauce, which really tastes good. Fresh fruit, yogurt, cheese peanut butter and celery, raisins, beef jerky, protein shakes, fun salads.
The idea behind snacks is to fuel your body with things it needs so ideally your eating healthy things that you miss at meals or don't get enough of like maybe protein and veggies.
Also don 't for get that with snacking you need to really watch your portion control at meals. Eat smaller portions to balance out the extra calories you've eaten in your snacks.
This is good for the metabolism, weight loss and management. It teaches your metabolism to always be working and running, as opposed to stressing like after a large meal. This gives you a constant supply of energy which means you feel better and are burning calories more efficiently.
That's how you can loose weight and eat more and all the time. As opposed to huge calorie reductions which will shut the metabolism down and put your body in starvation mode. Which is when the body does not get enough nutrients so it holds on to anything it already has i.e. your fat. Because that is what will keep you alive the longest.