Calorie counting isn’t always practical for optimizing your health, and the amount of calories in a food isn’t the be-all-end-all. I’m not religious about how many calories I eat, and I know that it’s not the most important factor in terms of eating healthy.
That said, knowing the calorie count of certain foods can be helpful when trying to determine how much of something you should be eating. For me, counting calories is just a way to keep tabs on how much I’m consuming and make sure I’m not overeating or undereating. A rough calorie count is all I need to make sure something isn’t going to give me an excess of energy I don’t need.
It can be really helpful to have an app on your phone like My Fitness Pal to give you a quick calorie count of the food you’re about to munch on, especially because some foods end up being way more caloric than you’d think.
For that reason, it’s super convenient to have snacks on-hand that you know for sure are low-calorie, healthy and filling. Sometimes you just need a quick afternoon pick-me-up that’ll give you a boost of energy to keep you going until dinner.
There are tons of super easy (and tasty!) 100-calorie snacks perfect for fighting that peckish feeling you get at 3-o’clock. Check out the gallery below for some ideas!