Raise your hand if you find yourself snacking a little more often than you should.
I’ve definitely got my hand raised. My biggest weakness is snacking while I’m at my computer (which is many hours a day). If sitting for the majority of my day weren’t bad enough, I’m constantly fighting the urge to eat while I work. Obviously, neither one is good for my figure.
Last week, I had the chance to send in some questions for Cooking Channel TV Host and Celebrity Chef Ellie Krieger to discuss over-snacking and how many Americans are at risk for it.
Questions for Chef Ellie Krieger:
- I’ve been noticing some extra pounds hanging around after the Winter. What are some tips for getting ready for the summer swimming suit and shorts season?
- When I am working at my computer, I tend to want to snack…a little more than is good for me. What are some better-for-me snacks to keep on hand?
- How can I make the transition to eating more healthy snacks while still enjoying some of my favorite foods? Are there any good substitutes or alternatives you could recommend?
- What can you tell 5 Minutes for Mom readers about The Makeover Your Snacks with Grapes from California Recipe Contest?
It’s all over the media that grazing and snacking as opposed to three big meals can be a healthier way to eat. However, “oversnacking” can sabotage your health efforts and lead to weight gain. With nearly 90% of Americans eating between meals on any given day and the consumption of twice the amount of snacks that were eaten 30 years ago, it can add up to an extra 600 calories a day!
Find out more about the The Makeover Your Snacks with Grapes from California Recipe Contest (they’re giving away $5,000 cash!) on the Grapes from California Facebook page.
Enter to win
Disclosure: This interview opportunity and giveaway was provided by Grapes from California, but no additional compensation was received. All thoughts and questions are my own.