Mid-Morning Snack Bad for You?
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I’m happy to report today is going MUCH better than yesterday. Swimmingly, I’d even call it! Now that’s something for a Tuesday, right Amy?
It’s been a productive day at the office, and while I don’t have my own lap top back just yet, I was able to get in almost 45 minutes early and have been crossing items off my Outlook task list left and right
Mid Morning Snack Bad for You?
If you’re like me, this morning around 10:30 a.m. it was snack time.
Today’s snack was a little light, but I’ll often have a mid morning snack. Whether it’s fruit, trail mix, or whatever I grab in the fridge, a mid morning snack happens for me 75% of the time. Can you relate?
What if that mid-morning snack was sabotagging your healthy eating habits?
According to a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association dieters who avoid snacking after a healthy breakfast lost 11% of their body weight, while their snacking counterparts lost an average of 7%.
The article went on to say that while it doesn’t conclude that snacking is bad, but that mid morning snacking might be a reflection of another factor, such as mindless eating habits rather than eating because of actual hunger.
The study seems pretty thorough and non-biased to me, but you can read the article for yourself here.
My conclusion? My mid-morning snack happens so a) my rumbling stomach doesn’t interrupt anyone’s presentation during a meeting and b) I don’t think about hunger instead of the task at hand
A couple hours after my mid-morning snack, I was ready for lunch. This week I’m back to working half days at the office, and today I tried bringing my smoothie and keeping it cold while I worked.
Cement Green smoothie when made:
My contraption for keeping smoothie cold:
Frozen aluminum foil around the cup, next to an ice pack, in an insulated bag. It worked out pretty well! I also have a Luna bar to eat before training a client later.
Back to work!
Do you have a mid-morning snack? If so, do you eat it out of hunger or habit?