What’s a girl to do if she just loves to snack but doesn’t love gaining weight? Sometimes, a person doesn’t overeat because she’s hungry, because she’s eating her feelings, because her diet lacks nutrients, or for any of the other top reasons people will suggest you’re always noshing on something. Some people just love the act of eating. That can, of course, be rather dangerous for your waistline. The trick is to find foods that it’s nearly impossible to overdo it on. Some foods are so low in calories, so time-consuming to eat, and so healthy, that you could pop them into your mouth non-stop for the duration of a movie (or drinks with that friend who talks too much) and still not feel bloated. As a snack queen, I’ve had to learn what these foods are. People say to me, “You’re always eating but you’re thin!” These snacks are my secret, but they’re not a secret—anyone can have them. Here are snacks you don’t need to feel bad binging on.
The key is to have plain popcorn—not the buttered stuff—and drizzle guilt-free toppings like cayenne pepper or a little salt and pepper on it. It’s hard to get more than a few pieces in your mouth at once, and it’s so low in calories, that you can eat a massive bowl of popcorn and barely consume 300 calories.