Snacking Is Linked to Weight Loss, But Is It the Snack or the Break?

December 16, 2014 4:14 PM

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There's no shortage of research attempting to identify the behavioral patterns that separate lean people from overweight people. A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition explored whether snacking was one of those patterns, suggesting a link between eating more frequently and a lower BMI.

It would be convenient to deduce from this study that snacking leads to weight loss. And it wouldn't be unfounded; healthy snacks help maintain a steady blood sugar, which supports focus and mood and may prevent over eating or poor food choices later. Unfortunately, convenience is not usually the be...

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