Snacking between breakfast and lunch is probably not a good idea for women trying to lose weight, according to researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Women who ate a midmorning snack lost an average of 7% of their body weight over the course of 1-year, whereas women who did not snack before lunch lost 11% of their body weight. It was found that women who snacked in the morning were more likely to snack more frequently throughout the day. The study also found that women who snacked in the afternoon were more likely to eat more fruits and vegetables compared to women who did not snack in the afternoon. Researchers feel that this finding may not be related necessarily to the time of day one snacks, but rather to the relatively short interval between breakfast and lunch. Study researcher Anne McTiernan said, "Midmorning snacking might be a reflection of recreational or mindless eating habits, rather than eating to satisfy true hunger." Researchers feel that eating healthy snacks can help dieters reach their goals by staving off hunger. The study is published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.Source: Medindia << Moderate Drinking Cuts Diabetes Risk by 30% Link Between Depression and Heart Disease Risk >> Recommended Reading Diet and Nutrition for Healthy Weight Loss Correct diet and a planned exercise regime is the mantra of healthy and sustainable weight loss. READ MORE Herbs for Weight Loss When attempts to lose weight through conventional methods fail, many resort to herbs for weight loss. How do herbs help reduce obesity? How effective are they? Find out here. READ MORE Diet Guidelines for Healthy Snacking Due to busy lifestyles, food holds the least amount of importance for many of us. Healthy snacking is not as simple as it sounds. It involves thorough understanding of what, when and how to eat. READ MORE Nutri Bar - A Healthy Snack or Sham? Commercially available deep fried snacks are unhealthy. Though energy dense but they lack essential nutrients. Alternatively, nutri bars are a healthy on-the-go snack option. READ MORE Battle of the Bulge The ‘battle of bulge’ is the toughest of all battles. Once you put on weight it is so difficult to get rid of it. Here are the best tips to fight off that extra flab. READ MORE Bulimia Nervosa The term ''Bulimia'' refers to episodes of uncontrolled excessive eating, known as "binges," followed by self-induced vomiting or purgation. READ MORE Diet Pills Diet pills are flooding the market by millions. The positive side of diet pills to most people is that they achieve their objective of losing weight. Medical reviews are against the use of diet pills. READ MORE Hunger Fullness and Weight Control An erratic way of eating or any metabolic disturbance in the hunger fullness signals is one of the major causes of obesity. READ MORE The Cabbage Diet The plausible reason that can be sited is the inherent low calorie property of cabbage. READ MORE Weight Loss Program For Men Maintaining a food diary and keeping a track of what you eat is the best way to keep your weight under check. READ MORE Weight Loss with Hypnosis – Does It Work? Hypnosis indirectly helps with weight loss by altering the consciousness through suggestions and imagery to a more positive state. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Color Blindness Calculator Daily Calorie Requirements Indian Medical Journals More News on: Diet PillsThe Cabbage DietBulimia NervosaThe Macrobiotic DietHeight and Weight-KidsWeight Loss Program For MenBattle of the BulgeHunger Fullness and Weight ControlDiet and Nutrition for Healthy Weight LossWeight Loss with Hypnosis – Does It Work?