Snacking vs. Grazing

Jun 21, 2016
Many of us have heard these terms thrown around and exchanged for each other. However, these terms are very different and it is vital that you know the difference between them. Snacking is a pre-determined amount of food. That does not include a "handful" or a "bite." Appropriate snacking should lead to eating less at your next meal and less overall. Grazing is an unmeasured amount of food that you would consume more frequently throughout a day.

Keys to Success:
-Distinguish between physical hunger and emotional hunger (use hunger scale below to help)
-Eat 3 meals per day and 1-2 snacks to help prevent overeating
-Drink at least 64 ounces of sugar-free fluid between meals
-Establish an exercise routine (ex. 3-4x per week for at least 30 minutes per day)
-Attend monthly support group to help you stay motivated and accountable!
Support Group Schedule

Hunger Scale
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