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Appropriate Snack Sizes

Do Your Snacks Stack Up?

Chomping on snacks throughout your day can help regulate your metabolism and stave off hunger, but if you overdo it on snacks, you can end up gaining weight. So take this quiz to see if you snack right.


Do Your Snacks Stack Up?

A snack shouldn't exceed how many calories?

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JessieSP JessieSP 8 years
Lately I snack alot but I do try to make everything healthy since I'm on the go alot.
lollofit lollofit 8 years
Huh- I did well on this I think by accident. I snack all the time- probably more like 3 or 4 times a day. I'm just hungry every couple of hours, so I plan my food for the day around that fact. I think the key probably isn't is this banana and peanut butter "too many calories", but did I accurately account for it in my calorie count for the day?
mocha7 mocha7 8 years
I love my granola but it's always the one with the highest calories but this time I got it wrong, man!
lisabethgrey lisabethgrey 8 years
wow!!! all correct
smaine07 smaine07 8 years
Yea I sometimes eat more or less depending on how I feel. I work out usually everyday and sometimes I feel like I need more food.. so I eat more.. lol I don't really follow a set of rules for my calorie intake..
poptart-princess poptart-princess 8 years
i'm not trying to be nit picky, but if you aren't supposed to go over 250 calories, then how come Larabars fit in with many dietitians and fitness fanatics? some have a bit over 200 cal. and that is something i often snack on...
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 8 years
ugh. i agree with other people - this is really starting to get frustrating! calorie counts are SOOO subjective! the difference between people is huge, factoring in daily activities, exercise, and genetics. also, a person's meal sizes differ. sometimes i eat three square meals a day with maybe a small snack in the afternoon, other times i eat three small meals and one larger snack. it all depends- you just can't generalize like that.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Thanks for your eagle eyes everyone. You were right about question 4. the answers are all fixed now. Maybe it's time I had a snack!
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 8 years
I agree with LindsayLou. Both of those answers should be right since they would technically both be under 200 calories.
jen1975 jen1975 8 years
I don't get #4 either.
LindsayLou LindsayLou 8 years
I'm confused on question 4...if a medium apple and 1tbsp of PB doesn't exceed the maximum amount of calories for a snack, then how can a half an apple and 1tsp exceed the amount of calories? Am I not reading the question correctly?
darc5204 darc5204 8 years
Way too subjective again. The "correct" snack size and method depends on the person, especially activity level.
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