To Snack or Not to Snack?
To snack or not to snack? That is the question!
Snacking has gotten a bad “rap” over the years! Most people think of snacking as having a candy bar, sitting on the couch with a bag of chips or spooning a pint of ice cream into your mouth . . .
Snacking can be a great tool to improve energy levels and fuel athletes for practice. First, frequent meals and snacks keep your body energized and your blood sugar stable. Second, having a healthy snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon will help you from feeling famished at the next meal. Finally, eating snacks opens the door to include more nutrient rich foods throughout the day such as fruit, yogurt, almonds and high fiber granola bars.
Look for this week’s article to see examples of healthy snack choices!
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and t