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, over-processed 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!