Snacks - When you go a long time without food you become peckish...hungry...hangry.
Snacking can keep your hunger levels on an even keel but it also comes with a wave of guilt. Up to 84% of British women feel guilty after snacking. Why? Because your brain interprets the word ‘snack’ as free-reign to eat something incredibly unhealthy, like crisps, chocolate or popcorn. Whoops.
Should we snack? There are a lot of factors that determine the outcome of this question. For instance, the amount of snacks your having? What you are snacking on? If you are replacing meals with snacks? If you are having meals and snacks in between? If you are exercising?
If your eating enough meals or snacks to tip you over your recommended daily allowance (amount of calories you are allowed per day without exercising) then, you should probably cut down on the calories or up the exercise to balance it out. If you are in a calorie deficit then you should probably up your calorie intake unless you are doing it on purpose to lose weight.
The best thing that you could do is to keep a food diary or download MyFitnessPal to ensure you have the right food balance in your life.