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Snack wisely

What to do when those late-night cravings hit

When late-night cravings hit…

it’s easy to think another bite or scoop won’t hurt. But a review of US dietary habits found that snacking accounts for 25% of all kilojoules consumed, averaging about 2 428kJ a day. And when researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the US looked at more than 30 years of eating patterns, they identified between-meal munchies as the top culprit in the rise in kilojoule intake.

 

So snack wisely:

Fill in nutritional gaps (like having yoghurt for calcium); choose real, filling foods; and remember to count snacks as part of your kilojoule budget.

 

Read more:

10 Ways to curb the cravings

Jennifer Hudson’s healthy habits

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