Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Day 310- Nutrition Bite

Do good things really come in small packages? Convenience foods and snacking go hand in hand. Unfortunately, many of these convenient snacks go straight to our waistline. When "snack packs" appeared on the market just a few years ago, dieters rejoiced! Now, they can easily count calories and enjoy their favorite snacks at the same time. In fact, the 100-calorie snack packs proved to be so popular that sales have skyrocketed to almost $200 million in under three years. New research published in the Journal of Consumer Research that smaller "snack" packages encouraged participants to eat nearly twice as much, often without hesitation, than people who ate from larger packages. The built-in portion control of snack packages may help some people curb mindless overeating, but this theory works only when you limit yourself to one package. If you consume more than that, the benefits are lost. Read article for more details. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=938

Sugar Preacher's Experience

I've never been able to eat just one snack pack. I usually need to eat two or three to satisfy my hunger. I also think the snackpacks are a bag of chemicals including trans fats, MSG, refined sugars, etc... Stay away from those snack packs or they will go right to your waistline.

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