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Testing the Harvard 6-Week Plan for Healthy Eating: Making sense of snacks

May 25, 2011


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December 22, 2011

If I have snack, I eat raw peanuts. Is that ok?

December 21, 2011

At home, I munch on walnuts and dried cranberries if I get hungry before dinner. I guess I have to disclose the bag of Doritos next to my microwave. But wait, it’s not a bad as you think. My trick is to take out two chips, seal the bag with my food saver, and wait until I’m in the next room before I enjoy my treat. At this rate it will take me a month to eat the entire bag, so let’s just pretend I didn’t mention it! See you next week for the wrap-up.

November 25, 2011

Lean proten triggers more PYY than any other food.A great healthy snack alternative is to pair jerky with nuts and dried fruit.I have a ton of healthy snack recipe ideas on

December 13, 2011

Always rferehsing to hear a rational answer.

Ronald D.
August 12, 2011

You really need to prepare your snacks in advance in order to avoid the huge cravings you will get. I personally pre package low sugar snacks like veggies and some cheese in small food containers before I leave the house in the morning.

What is you opinion on bisphenol a in snack containers?
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Gordon Barnes
August 2, 2011


Eating a protein rich breakfast (or any other meal) keeps you satisfied for longer, because it triggers the release of more of the chemical PYY into the blood stream, that tells the brain you are full. Lean proten triggers more PYY than any other food.
Also Scientific evaluation on plate size proved that reducing the plate size from 12″ to 10” showed that 22% less food was eaten

Dr. John Begovich
June 15, 2011

Great article and it is very important to consume a small meal every 3-4 hours instead of 2-3 large meals. People really need to focus on their carbohydrate content and protein content. Keep out simple sugars the best you can and this will help weight loss quickly.

Dr. John Begovich
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Daren Roberts
May 26, 2011

Snack time is the easiest time to cheat. We end up consuming carbohydrate laden foods that lack nutrient density. A great healthy snack alternative is to pair jerky with nuts and dried fruit. This combo gives you a balance of natural protein, carbohydrates, and good fats. Enjoy

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Snack Girl
May 26, 2011

Snacks are really tricky because sometimes we don’t even realize how many or how much we have had – we don’t measure them like we do meals. I have a ton of healthy snack recipe ideas on to help people make healthier choices at snack time.

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