A Sensible Snack For Satiety

A Sensible Snack For Satiety The difference between a slim waistline and a bulging belly isn't completely determined by what you eat at mealtime or how hard you work in the gym. Those are no doubt major elements in any weight loss/maintenance equation, but snacking can add considerable calories to your total daily intake. Consider the findings of this popcorn versus potato chips comparison published in the Nutritional Journal.

Thirty five healthy, normal weight subjects ranging in age from 20 to 50 years old snacked on 6 cups of popcorn (4 grams) or one cup of reduced fat potato chips (28 grams). Subjects also drank 6 ounces of water. Even though the chips contributed 150 calories compared to just 100 for the popcorn, the consensus among subjects was greater satisfaction and less hunger after eating popcorn.

True Strength Moment: Eight ounces of air-popped whole grain popcorn is a fairly well-balanced mini meal consisting of 6 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, 36 grams of carbohydrates and just 1.8 grams of fat. If this popular movie theater treat helps you feel more satiated, it might keep you from reaching for higher calorie snacks later in the day.
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