Archive for December 3, 2011
Busy day full of everything and nothing.
I headed to Crossfit Impavidus for the free 10a workout. It was a good group of folks and we did another team workout that called for each team to do 3m stations of kettlebell swings, sprints, tire flips, wall ball squats and the worst station of all — overhead lunges with 25lb plate! I detest those!
Other than that — it’s been errands, cleaning, catching up overall. Nothing extra exciting!
Here’s some interesting news about snacking — I think the problem is mindless snacking as opposed to planned mini meals…. your thoughts?
Mid morning Snacks Associated With Smaller Weight Loss
If you snack in between meals — and who doesn’t? — and are also trying to lose weight, new research may offer some tips.
A study published in the December edition of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association finds that snacking at midmorning was associated with losing less weight than snacking at other times of the day.
The study, of 123 postmenopausal women who were overweight or obese, found that those who reported snacking between 10:30 a.m. and 11:29 a.m. lost an average of 7% of their body weight over the 12-month study period. Women who didn’t report snacking midmorning, however, lost an average of 11.4% of their body weight.
Late-morning snackers tend to keep snacking throughout the day, Anne McTiernan, an author of the study and director of the Prevention Center at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, tells the Health Blog. Nearly 96% of the mid-morning snackers reported more than one snack per day vs. 83% of the afternoon snackers and 81% of the evening snackers, the study found. (Those differences, however, weren’t statistically significant.)
Snacking more frequently likely means taking in more calories over the course of a day, McTiernan says.