In my opinion, you should eat every three to four hours and never go hungry. In addition to the three main meals you should be eating per day, I also recommend a few snacks in between lunch and dinner and a few hours after dinner. This should be done to spread the calories your body needs evenly throughout the day.
When you eat regularly, this keeps your blood sugar even and your insulin sensitivity at an optimum level. You will be less likely to crave and binge on junk food if you feed your body good sources of nutrient-dense food throughout the day. This will prevent you from adding those unwanted pounds that can creep up on your body.
Here’s one of my favorite snack recipes:
Dr Kevin’s Healthy Homemade Hummus Recipe
- 1 large can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove crushed
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Whole grain pita bread
|Add ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth; add a dash of soy, tabasco, or hot sauce for additional flavor. Serve with pita and/or raw vegetables.|
Hummus is a good source of protein and an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, healthy fat, and nutrients. It can be made quickly and be taken to your workplace with pita bread and vegetables. It makes a great snack between meals and even before bed or an excellent condiment served with fish, vegetables, and breads. I love hummus because it has such a creamy mouth-feel and it’s a very satisfying treat to eat.