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Are You a Snacker?

It wasn't until I had kids that I realized the importance of between meal snacks for keeping the crankies at bay. These days I have fully embraced snacks as part of my food plan, and since my snacks are similar to what I feed my girls, I am eating healthy foods. Most days I have a snack between breakfast and lunch — a piece of fruit, a handful of nuts, or both. I also eat something between lunch and dinner — I have to or else cooking a well-balanced dinner is out of the question because I am starving. What about you?

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Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
If I do snack it's usually at work, I'll have something little before my break. If I'm not at work I'll have something small between lunch and dinner.
zeze zeze 7 years
I can't do the routine thing, so sometimes, when I am starving at school I will snack on some nuts or popcorn (best vending machine options) but at home, I usually have breakfast, then a late lunch, and a snack-sized dinner like greek salad wrap. Usually no snacking. I will eat fruits and nuts when they are around the house, but I don't really eat them as snacks, more like cravings. The only times I mess up is when I skip lunch and end up scarfing down a huge dinner.
dark-chocola dark-chocola 7 years
i just discovered that all my meals sizes are like snacks! 2 Tsp of rice slice of whole wheat bread handful of anything even my lunch box is divided for four small squares!
amandaaa amandaaa 7 years
I snack fairly often...mostly because I'm in college and am on the way to or from class. When I am home, I do have a small breakfast and either a small lunch or dinner depending on the day! My meals aren't that big.
msshellokitty msshellokitty 7 years
I snack between meals.I usually don't eat big meals so I snack in between.
Sometimes I snack in between meals, sometimes I can't even find the time to sit down and have a meal.
vanillabean vanillabean 7 years
Strangely, I have to have two snacks during the work day or else I will get distracted and begin to fantasize about my dinner. However, on the weekends, I don't have the same problem and skip the snacks.
Run2bfree067 Run2bfree067 7 years
As a vegetarian, its just easier to grab an apple or make a small homemade whole wheat bread w/ homemade almond butter sandwich than to make a grand meal. I probly eat about 6-7 times, once every couple of hours, but I keep it small, less than 200 calories of healthy whole food based goodness every time. And lots of lemon water in between snacks! its a great way to eat without feeling stuffed
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Usually I snack between lunch and dinner and, on some days, between breakfast and lunch. If I didn't have to fix a bigger meal at night for my family, I'd probably be the ultimate grazer.
HappyKate HappyKate 7 years
I cannot eat large meals and am very much in the grazing group. I just get way to full so fast!
T-S T-S 7 years
I don't usually need the snack between breakfast and lunch, but normally between lunch and dinner and then one after dinner. I call it a snack, but it's usually only a little smaller than a normal meal. I try to eat small meals 5 times a day.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I usually have 2 planned snacks at around the same time every day. It keeps me from getting too hungry in between meals so I'm not tempted to eat other junk.
CashBunny CashBunny 7 years
eating the recommended 6x a day can be overwhelming I much prefer four, that way I don't feel like I have been eating the entire day and can function without feeling like a blob. lol. Whilst still keeping my metabolism from crashing.
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
It depends on the day for me, and what I have planned. I will keep fruit and nuts around incase I get hungry between meals, but I try to avoid snacking too much, only if the span between meal is large do I really need it. Also, a lot of people say that you should eat a snack before you go to a party to sort of "pre-fill" your tummy. I find I end up eating the same sized meal anyways, and the snack ends up being wasted calories.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
None of the above . . . I keep packets of almonds in my desk drawer, and if I get really hungry before lunch or in the late afternoon, I eat about 3-4 almonds, which curbs hunger pangs without filling me up.
syako syako 7 years
Yep. Two snacks during the day (between breakfast/lunch then between lunch/dinner). And usually a small treat after dinner.
KAT0002 KAT0002 7 years
I have to eat a snack between lunch or dinner, otherwise I feel like I am starving.
kclulu kclulu 7 years
During the week I eat 3 meals and two snacks without fail. In the weekends however I play it by ear because my schedule is all over the place but I rarely go more than 4 hours without eating something.
natasha1970 natasha1970 7 years
I don't graze because I keep active for half of the day by working out and somehow that cuts my appetite....but since I am aware of the 'five small meals per day' principle i tend to eat something healthy like a fruit or so, every 3-4 keep my metabolism up.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I'm a grazer. I snack on my meals - i.e. it takes me about anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to eat meal. I take a bite here and there as I feel necessary. I snack on healthy stuff throughout the day. If I grab a bag of chips or something (which is very rare) it may look like I've been chowing down on chips for an hour, but in reality I've only had like 8 or 10 chips total in that hour.
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
I always eat breakfast and lunch, but I sometimes substitute a series of evening snacks for dinner.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I eat 5-6 meals a day and some of those are smaller snack like meals. So I'm not sure exactly where I fall in this poll.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
it depends on the day
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