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What Does Look Like I f you’ve been wondering why that scale hasn’t moved despite your Herculean efforts on the treadmill, you may want to look at your snacking habits. With a bite here and a nibble there, your calories add up a lot faster than you realize throughout the day. “We tend to be a nation of snackers, and it’s a problem,” says registered dietitian Heather Mangieri, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. To snack smarter, start by nixing the word “snack” and thinking “minimeal” instead. “I really like to encourage my clients to eat real foods. Combining protein, fat and fiber into a minimeal helps us to feel full,” says Mangieri. Aim for 200 calories per minimeal, two or three times a day, which will get you through to your next meal without a growling stomach. Try these on for starters. 200 CALORIES Make smarter snacking choices ? Vim & Vigor · WI NTER 2012 1/2 SMALL AVOCADO AND A SLICE OF WHOLE-WHEAT TOAST You’ll get 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat in half an avocado, not to mention more than a quarter of your day’s requirement of vitamin K, which is good for bone health. Whole wheat, meanwhile, helps lower your risk of stroke, diabetes and heart disease, while the fiber will help fill you up. BY AMANDA MYERS 25

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Winter 2012 - University of Virginia

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2012 - University of Virginia
Life in Balance
Reveal a More Vibrant You
A Winning Hand
Because I Said So!
What’s Wrong with This Picture?
The Future Is Now
Everyday Hero
What Does 200 Calories Look Like?
Johnny Be Good
In the Driver’s Seat
We’ve Got Your Back
Bank on Your Health
Virtual Health
Through Snow, Rain or Any Obstacle
A Father’s Gift
Be a Model Patient

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2012 - University of Virginia