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Urgent Care Reports: The 3 Rules Of Snacking

First Med Urgent Care: Snacking Properly

The set standard for meal times started long ago and have evolved accordingly to fit our cultural norms. Sometimes, you just get hungry when it isn’t a set meal time. That being said, First Med Urgent Care staff have taken it upon themselves to track down information regarding snacking. There seems to be a debate in the world of health experts as to whether snacking can be bad or good. Through research it seems that, as with anything, moderation is the key. Here are 3 “rules of snacking” our urgent care staff found that you might take a look at to prevent have snack time turn out badly.

1.) Don’t snack out of boredom: The purpose of snacking is to make it between one meal and the next. Avoid mindless snacking to combat hunger without overdoing it.

2.) Choose healthy snacks: Fighting hunger doesn’t need to mean overload on unnecessary, empty calories. Fruits and vegetables are a smart choice.

3.) Choose small portions: Over-sized portions may leave you feeling too full to eat your next, necessary meal. Eating smaller snack portions is wise.

These 3 snacking rules, brought to you by our urgent care staff, seem like common sense, but you’d be surprised just how many people have snacks sitting at their work desk, home office or in their bags at all times. Due to this a lot of Americans snack without even realizing how much they are eating in one sitting as their minds are focused on other tasks simultaneously. Snacking out of habit or boredom rather than out of hunger often leads to weight gain or other health issues. First Med Urgent Care urges you to snack mindfully.

About Us: First Med is a walk-in urgent care medical clinic that provides medical treatment to individuals, families and employers. We are open 7 days a week 8:00am – 7:30pm. No appointment is necessary.