Avoid The Snack Trap

You’ve probably seen the commercials for energy drinks suggesting you can avoid that mid-afternoon slump. And it’s true that at certain times of the day, we can get a little peckish. We don’t want a full meal, just a little snack.

But those snacks can destroy all the work we’re doing to eat better and stay healthy. And let’s face it, healthy snack just don’t always cut it.

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. Writing in the Food Network’s Healthy Eats blog, White gives up 10 tips for dealing with the snack craving.

When the clock strikes 3 p.m., steer clear of the drive-thru and vending machine. Beat an afternoon snooze with a nutrient-fill snack like a yogurttrail mix, or HE-approved snack bar.

Check out all Dana’s tips at 10 Ways to Fight Food Cravings.