The crime: Munching on too many “100-calorie snacks”
Why it’s bad
These snacks often leave you unsatisfied, says registered dietitian Gina Sunderland. “Things like cookies and crackers don’t typically have enough fiber or protein to lead to a feeling of fullness,” she says. “So many people will have another and another.”
Reach for filling snacks that are a mix of protein and fiber, such as a small handful of almonds, low-fat cheese and crackers or low-fat yogurt, which often hits the sweet tooth while packing a protein punch. Or Sunderland suggests trying a do-it-yourself 100-calorie snack, such as two cups of strawberries, one small apple and a thumb width’s of skim milk cheese, or three dried apricots and six almonds.