How snacking spells trouble

People eat snacks not only because they taste good, but also because they are motivated by ideas about what they supposedly can do for them, a new study has revealed.

Today, roughly a quarter of the calories in the diet come from snacks, the report said.

`Everyone is constantly eating, especially foods that are convenient to buy and hold,` ABC News quoted Phil Lempert, a food-industry analyst in Santa Monica, California, as saying.

Recalling a research that was released at the end of last year may help explain why these between-meal bites have such power over us.

Snacks that make you lose weight

The study had rolled out benefits of eating more frequently, as opposed to sticking to three main meals.

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