To snack or not to snack

Snacking, some experts think we should, others say not to. As with so many things in life, one size does not fit all.

Ultimately, it’s food in versus energy used. The ideal is a perfect balance of the two, altered only to help you lose/gain weight/muscle. The real question is – what snack to have and when. Snacks are quite often the downfall of an otherwise healthy eating day – preparation is key – if you have healthy snacks on hand then should hunger strike you can have a healthy option before you get to the ravenous stage and eat everything in sight.

The chances are, if you plan to snack, you won’t want it anyway, that’s ok too. It’s all about what’s right for you – there is no wrong answer.