The 5 Snacks You Should Eat Every Day

bowl of almonds( — Just yesterday you complained to a colleague at work “I eat healthy, and I don’t snack between meals, so why can’t I lose any weight?” And more than likely, there’s at least one person in your office who eats all the time, and never seems to gain any weight.

But guess what? You may not be losing weight because you don’t snack. Not snacking is actually the wrong thing to do…as long as you do it right, that is.

Why Is Snacking So Important?

Think about this – our bodies are evolved to graze; when food gets scarce, we start to retain fat as a way of protecting ourselves from famine…and that’s exactly what happens when you don’t snack between meals. Basically, your body doesn’t know where its next meal is coming from, so it’s afraid to shed the extra pounds. What’s worse is that, when you do finally allow yourself to eat a meal, you may end up eating more than you need to because you’re famished.

That’s why snacking is so important: In fact, when Penn State researchers fed subjects just one humble apple before mealtime, the subjects consumed nearly 190 fewer calories.