OK, all you nibblers - it's time to test your snacking smarts. A few questions… When do most people snack? What are the most popular munchies? The ones hardest to resist?
Consumer Reports' ShopSmart magazine surveyed 1,000 women about their snacking habits. So grab a quick healthy bite and check out the results:
ShopSmart's Snacking Survey
3% snack before breakfast
43% eat something between breakfast and lunch
74% snack between lunch and dinner
45% grab a bite after dinner
25% nosh before bedtime
23% munch in the middle of the night
53% of women say snacking has kept them from gaining weight
24% say it has helped them with their diet
54% of women who snack buy portion-controlled treats
33% use plastic bags to control portion sizes
94% said they munch even when they are not hungry
Cereal/granola energy bars
Snacks we can't resist
24% said chocolate
19% said chips and pretzels
I'm a big snacker myself, but I tend to stick to healthy bites. Some of my favorite munchies are carrots with hummus, whole wheat crackers with light cheese, protein smoothies, nuts, yogurt, popcorn, fruit - so many!
What are your snacking habits?
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