Almonds And 10 Other Foods That Can Help You Maintain A Healthy Weight – Huffington Post
…But how is it possible for the amount of calories to change in a food? USDA researchers explained that they used a different way of calculating what calories are actually digested from almonds, and not just consumed.
Registered dietitian Keri Gans, author of “The Small Change Diet,” said that the change in calorie count for almonds is an opportunity for people to diversify their snacking options.
“My message is not to necessarily eat more nuts, but maybe then it’s your opportunity to grab a piece of fruit,” Gans told HuffPost.
The ideal snack is 200 calories, and satiates the body until the next meal, while providing nutrients you might not otherwise get at a meal, she said.
Snacking “should not be just because I think I should have a snack and then eat anything in sight,” Gans said. “It should be well thought out, planned ahead. You should be prepared. You should be bringing snacks to work every day and you should have snacks in your home, healthy snacks that you can grab because if they’re not there then you’ll be more likely to gravitate toward a food that might not be the healthiest choice.”…
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