Snacks are good. Snacks are bad. What makes a snack good or bad? When it takes the place of a meal? When it becomes a meal? When you use snack food to count as a meal?
I hate all of the snack food packaging more than I hate the idea of a snack. The British have it right with a 4 p.m. tea time. How did earlier societies and cultures do without snack food and this idea of a snack? Was the concept always there but in different forms? Maybe I’ve read too many books and stories about war time, yet no one makes mention of snacks and snacking.
Some people say small meals are the way to go, others say no. Even doctors and nutritionists can’t seem to make up their minds about meal vs. snack.
An apple to take the edge off of hunger is my view of a snack. A bag of chips is not. Yet chips are always cheaper than a single apple in some stores.
“I’ll have a snack” seems to be a very deadly thought and statement in the English language. Cutting out the sugar, the ice cream, and the late eating helps curb the want for snacks in my experience. When I say sugar, I mean the processed, the natural sugars in fruit and vegetables that our bodies are made to absorb. Exercising helps as well.
And sometimes snacks seem to make you more hungry.
I still vote for tea time.