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Smarter Eats: Eat Snacks Off a Plate, Not From a Package

I'm in the midst of a snacking revelation. Instead of eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream straight from the container, I've been putting it in a bowl. Total game changer. I know that you're probably thinking, "Big deal, Fit. Most people eat out of bowls!" But when it comes to snacks, a lot of people do eat straight from the container. I see it every day: the mister eating chips from a bag, or friends munching on crackers directly from the box.

Think about it; when you grab snacks from a box or bag, it's a bit like mindless eating. There's no sense of how much or how little you're eating. Also, there's no clear end in sight. Putting snacks on a plate helps you practice portion control and allows you to engage with your food more. The more you engage, the more likely you'll be to make healthier eating choices. So the next time you're snacking, put it on a plate. Chips, cookies, popcorn, whatever! If you see what you're eating, you're more likely to be accountable about your diet.

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