Words to snack by, heard today from a nurse practitioner:
Hard and fast rule: No carbs should be eaten in the evening, after dinner. Especially no potato chips or potatoes or bread. (Ah-HAA)
Oatmeal, made with water and not milk is a good thing for breakfast. It really does lower cholesterol. Sweeten with Splenda, she recommended.
If a snack becomes absolutely necessary after dinner, try an apple with peanut butter. Or (again) oatmeal. Anything that hits a protein button instead of a carb button is a better snack. A ham and cheese sandwich or a couple of hot dogs are not snacks. They are a meal. (Dang)
These are things I often don't do, myself, (she said) but I'm supposed to.
I especially liked the honesty of her last statement . . .