[this is part of a series from write31days.com, start HERE if you’re just jumping in!]
Snacking occasionally gets a bad rep. When some people think of snacking they automatically think that is a bad habit and shouldn’t happen. To these people, snacking makes them feel guilty if they do it at all, regardless of the type of snack food.
Just to be clear, snacking is periodically needed to regularly fuel our bodies well. Let’s say I have a good and well-balanced meal, this type of breakfast, lunch, or dinner will likely not allow me to not eat for another 6-12 hours (double negative, had to). Thinking through some healthy snacks (available throughout this series) allows me to fuel my body but not over-indulge because of hunger.
But there are times when a large meal leaves me without needing a snack. The other day I had a fairly big lunch and wasn’t hungry so I, therefore, didn’t have a snack that afternoon. We can listen to our bodies and let them tell us what we need. And in the occasional time when our body is not hungry but we want to eat anyway, we have lots of good options to choose from. Unless it’s the day after Halloween and then, well, you know.