In todays world we are told that in order to lose weight we need to eat less, mostly because our portions sizes are so large. This message sends so many of my clients into restrictive eating tendencies. We can all have healthier body images if we listen to our body and feed our metabolism when physical hunger cues set in. Therefore I suggest everyone consider allowing a snack. Stop saying, "I can wait another hour or two til the next meal or I am hungry and thats a good thing so I will just eat later." No! Eat a healthy snack now and try some of these great ideas below. In addition I love some hummus with pita chips or veggie sticks or an apple with peanut butter or a cheese stick.