8 ways to attack the urge to snack

The evidence is clear that snacking and eating at irregular intervals are bad for cardiometabolic health markers such as obesity, lipids, insulin resistance and blood pressure, according the American Heart Association.

Here are their eight pointers to regularise meal timing and frequency, intended to restore a more healthy breakfast-lunch-dinner pattern of eating:

  1. Having fewer meals at regular times promotes better nutrient intake, avoids junk food.
  2. Don’t skip breakfast — it improves glucose and insulin metabolism.
  3. Eat a greater