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Are 100-calorie snacks good for you?

Posted by Dr. Susan on November 12, 2005

There has been a lot of talk lately about 100-calorie snacks and whether they are helpful for people who are trying to lose weight. WebMD has a good article that talks about the positives and the negatives. The important things to know are that although most 100-calorie snacks are not necessarily healthy, they are small portions–which is really good!! You can give in to your craving without going completely overboard. So, keep a stock of 100-calorie snacks (instead of big bags or boxes of regular cookies or crackers), but don’t eat more than one bag a day because the calories still add up. Other great substitutions are bite size-chocolate bars instead of big ones and donut holes instead of donuts. If you have any great substitutions, let me know.

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