The Fit Girl's Guide to Snacking Smart

We can’t deny the pleasure we get from the first bite of a chewy glazed doughnut or the crunch of a perfectly salted potato chip—but that temporary satisfaction has some pretty unpleasant long-term consequences for our bodies. It’s not new information, but we could all use a reminder: Mindlessly snacking on unhealthy overprocessed foods can lead to everything from high cholesterol to extreme weight gain—unfortunately, it’s also difficult to avoid (our empty tub of Ben & Jerry’s is proof). To help us figure out how to snack smartly, we enlisted the help of Patrick Murphy (who’s helped celebs like Jennifer Lawrence and Cameron Diaz get in tip-top shape) to spell out the rules.

Keep flipping to read our fit girl’s guide to snacking!