You may have heard that snacking is the reason you gain weight. Well, that may be true in some cases; it depends on what you snack on and what you are eating at regular meals. Snacking can actually be a good thing, if it’s done right. One of my favorite snacks include nuts and dried fruit. Nuts have protein to keep you fuller longer and even healthy fat that our bodies need. Other healthy snacks could include a serving of raw broccoli and low fat ranch dip, a tablespoon of peanut butter and apple slices or any fresh fruit of your choice. Eating several small meals throughout the day has seemed to boost my metabolism in the past and so far it still does. Also, don’t forget your water!! Drink up, all day! Hydration is so very key.