I’m Wondering About Snacking

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It takes the brain about 20 minutes to decide it has had enough to eat.

Wealthy dinner party hosts of the 1600 and 1700 hundreds began serving hors-d’oeuvres to guests about 30 minutes before dinner so that guests would eat a smaller quantity at dinner.

Our mothers warned us against snacking in the afternoon because it would “spoil your dinner.”

This is making me wonder if it would benefit me to spoil my dinner.   What if I ate a small healthy snack like peanut butter on 3 crackers 20 minutes before dinner?

How much less would I eat?

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. The trick is to stop eating after only 3 crackers! I could eat bunches with peanut butter!

  2. joanfrankham says:

    It would be interesting to try it out, but stopping before full!

  3. sonyavdg says:

    I’m currently reading a book called ‘The Diet Fix’ by Dr Yoni Freedhoff. I’m still working my way through it – but he definitely advocates planed high protein snacks to avoid over-eating later

  4. C.E.Robinson says:

    Agree, scheduled measured high nutrient snacks help to balance your appetite for the next meal. The snack needs to be added into the day’s total calorie & carbohydrate count. I’d say try it & see how it goes for you! 💛 Christine

    1. I. Greenwald says:

      Thank you for your comment. I think I will check out that book.

  5. I. Greenwald says:

    I will let everyone know how well this works at the beginning of February.

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