The Importance of Snacks to Weight LossWritten by Jill Fleming, MS, RD
The Importance of Snacks to Weight Loss www.ThinChoices.com Carrying snacks at all times has helped me remain in control of my appetite. I always have a box of Triscuits or Quaker Oat Squares in my car. I regularly carry apples, bananas, nuts and cans of V8 juice in my brief case. I find that if I don’t eat a snack when I first begin to feel hungry, I will get that out-of-control urge to binge within an hour or so.
After losing 40 pounds and keeping it off for 12 years, I realize that permanent weight loss is less about willpower and more about planning ahead.
I pride myself on always being in control of my appetite, but I know that this wouldn’t be possible without having access to my snacks.
Quaker has developed a new line of snacks that I have found to be very beneficial for my weight loss clients. These products are baked instead of fried, making them much healthier. They satisfy urge for something salty that crunches without excess fat and calories that are found in potato chips.
These new products include: •Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks. They come in several flavors, but Cheddar Cheese seems to be preferred flavor of my clients. One serving is 9 mini cakes with only 70 calories and 2.5 grams of fat.
Four Common Mistakes that Overweight People MakeWritten by Jill Fleming, MS, RD
Four Common Mistakes that Overweight People Make
I am a Registered Dietitian who has spent over 10,000 hours researching lifestyle habits of thin people for my book Thin People Don’t Clean Their Plates. In this research, I discovered striking differences between choices that thin people make versus those of overweight people. The common dieting mistakes that overweight people typically make are those that tend to lump them into ‘overweight’ instead of ‘thin people’ category for habits. Here is list of top four habits of overweight people, which will prevent them from losing weight:
1.Skipping breakfast to save calories. Almost all thin people do eat something for breakfast. The majority of overweight people skip breakfast. Breakfast will break fast from night before and wake up your metabolism. Your body will burn more calories all day long because you ate something shortly after waking up.
2.Not eating when you are hungry. This will cause body to release lipogenic, or fat-storing hormones that prevent weight loss. Thin people tend to eat at first sign of hunger. Carrying snacks will help you be prepared for unplanned hunger attacks and prevent a binge later.