Snacking Isn’t Bad For You
Some people have suggested that eating more frequently boosts your metabolism, or that eating in between meals harms it. Science doesn’t support either of these conclusions. During a study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that eating the same amount of calories with two meals and seven meals didn’t change weight loss results.
According to The British Journal of Nutrition, snacking doesn’t affect your weight as long as you’re within your calorie limit. Dr. Fisher personally recommends snacking to avoid over-eating later. “I recommend nuts, seeds, fruits, yogurt, cheese sticks, air-popped popcorn, and low-sugar granola bars,” she says.