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    New study - it's all about snacking

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    Energy Density, Portion Size, and Eating Occasions: Contributions to Increased Energy Intake in the United States, 1977–2006

    The main conclusion of this study is that we are getting fatter because we snack more often.

    Most of us would agree that "grazing" isn't the way to go but . . . .

    The implication seems to be that we need to be careful to avoid temptations to snack. Why do we snack so much? Not really covered. Could it be because we are pushed to eat lots of grain carbs and because everything we eat is loaded with HFCS? Hmmm.
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    Easy to dismiss the weight of their arguments:
    The more out of whack that your insulin regulation is, the more your body will need constant input of energy to avoid the highs and lows associated with hypo/hyperglycemia. Once you get to this prediabetic/diabetic state then you're already well addicted to full on snacking. Because the study did not differentiate between high insulinogenic snacks and low carb snacks there's no way to say if this had any effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProtoAlex View Post
    Easy to dismiss the weight of their arguments:
    The more out of whack that your insulin regulation is, the more your body will need constant input of energy to avoid the highs and lows associated with hypo/hyperglycemia. Once you get to this prediabetic/diabetic state then you're already well addicted to full on snacking. Because the study did not differentiate between high insulinogenic snacks and low carb snacks there's no way to say if this had any effect.
    This is what I was thinking when I saw it. When I was high carb and hypoglycemic I had to snack. Snacked because I was fat or fat because I snacked? The two go together.
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    I think we also have a huge snack industry that has worked hard over the years to make snacking seem normal. If I may wave my cane for a moment, when I was a kid we were told that snacking between meals was bad for you. Now parents of small children won't leave the house for a few hours unless armed with a bag of snacks. Kids are used to grazing all day. They get a little fidgety and their parents throw some Cheerios at them. And, as folks are saying, most people snack on carby stuff.

    I think boredom and stress drive a lot of eating. Plus the food chemists have really honed in on what fuels cravings. Add to that CW pushing the 6 small meals instead of 2 or 3 substantial ones and we have a bit of a perfect storm. Snacking is normal. Insulin is always up. The next blood sugar crash is right around the corner. And there's easy access pretty much anywhere you are to all sorts of snacks that don't fill you up and make you crave more. Add the bonus fun of inflammation caused by these industrial foods and its really no surprise that people are a mess.

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    man! +1 on everything you said, including the "waving your cane" part!

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    Sorry for screwing up the link. It works now.

    Unfortunately, the cw types won't draw the right conclusions from the study. They'll say it proves calories in, calories out and tell us to have three almonds for a snack.

    I am reminded of this ex-vegan's story about how she ate and ate and ate but was still literally starving to death.
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    It's not just the when and how much, but the what that also makes a difference. Good post!
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    I don't disagree, in a way, but the constant snacking is part of what is driving chronically elevated insulin, etc. - it's a classic chicken or egg. The point is, don't snack, and the answer to "but I get cravings" is "go PB and you won't anymore". We all know this. No snacking is an important rule for me. It's now 6 pm and I've eaten exactly once today, and will again in a couple of hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfarny View Post
    I don't disagree, in a way, but the constant snacking is part of what is driving chronically elevated insulin, etc. - it's a classic chicken or egg. The point is, don't snack, and the answer to "but I get cravings" is "go PB and you won't anymore". We all know this. No snacking is an important rule for me. It's now 6 pm and I've eaten exactly once today, and will again in a couple of hours.
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    My snacking urge has gone to 0 since I've been on PB (1.5 months)
    It's AWESOME!

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