Snacking: essential or non-essential?

Let's be honest. Finding healthy snacks is a daunting task. Is snacking necessary though? Many of my clients have claimed to not be hungry enough to consider implementing snacking in their eating regimen. Long answer short: snacking is absolutely necessary. The main reason is to keep the metabolism running. One catch: so long as you don't continue to over-eat at mealtimes. The golden rule for consumption is always to eat until you are about 80% full, even when it comes to snacking. Snacks should not fill you, merely hold you over until your next fueling. To go along with this, snacking also helps prevent you from overeating at your next meal. Oftentimes, if we allow ourselves to become too h

The Golden Rule of Satiety

What do you think of when you hear or see "the golden rule"? Probably many things. There are plenty of things in different areas that can be considered "golden" rules, even in regards to nutrition, however, this is the one that I truly believe will help you firstly get back on track with your health. With regards to general eating habits, the "golden rule" when you are about to sit down for a meal is to eat until you are 80% full. Why you ask? Because most of us eat too much at one time. Our portions are too large and very dense in calories, which tends to lead to too many calories ingested, significantly interfering with weight loss. Extra large portions is just one reason we eat until we a

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