It’s spring ladies and this can mean one thing – it’s time to get serious about weight loss! If you are like me, you are eating all day long, every day. Well, you don’t need a PhD to know this might be a problem.
Dr. James Beckerman in his book The Flex Diet suggests to wait for at least 20 minutes before you grab a handful of pretzels or order a slice of cheesecake.
The idea behind this is to make spontaneous snacking less spontaneous. Dr. Beckerman goes further, explaining that unlike early breakfast, snacks do not decrease the number of calories we consume per day. In most cases, that is. Your snacks are nothing more than excess calories, resulting in fat accumulation where you want it the least.
According to research, high-carbohydrate snacks (don’t tell me you snack on protein!) will not make any difference in what you eat for dinner. To make matters worse, spontaneous eating is not typically counted and tends to be forgotten. If you wait for at least twenty minutes, you are more likely to change your mind or, at the very least, remember to add these extra calories to your food diary.