By Rebecca Taras and Jessica Marie, Refinery29
.While we don't agree with the theory that snacking in between meals is necessarily a bad idea, we do think that there is a right and wrong way to consume those extra calories. In a time of portion distortion and high stress, a snack can easily be a slippery slope. With that in mind, we asked board-certified health and nutrition coach Jessica Marie to lend us her expertise on how to snack in any circumstance. So, get your hand out of the chip bag and check out this expert's healthy food for thought.
When we're stressed, we tend to throw caution to the wind and reach for carb- and sugar-loaded foods - think doughnut holes, gummy bears, and cupcakes. These tasty treats offer an instant dose of the mood-elevating, happy hormone, serotonin, says Marie. We get a temporary feeling of calm when a real crash is waiting just around the corner. If you're under a ton of