As I learn more about TF it's occurred to me that once upon a time people did not snack constantly. They did not pack snacks every time they left the house or leave snack trays out for their kids to graze all day. (i don't mean to point fingers, I was part of this camp for years.) We did not eat 6 small meals/snacks a day. There were not food/snacks available EVERYWHERE one went - gas stations, drug stores, vending machines.
I do still have a snack drawer for my dds - dried fruit, nuts - and in the fridge: fruit, applesauce, carrot sticks. (they do not like cheese). And frankly, the appeal of snacks has warn off. I used to also get rice cakes, crackers (whole grain of course) and organic cookies. Those had much more appeal, and a much higher chance of having the whole container polished off at once. The dried fruit and nuts get eaten much more sensibly.
And we really fill up at our meals which of course are intrinsically more health-full than one's average snack. There's just nothing good about having a few crackers to "hold yourself over" until dinner. It's OK to get hungry!! It makes your meat and vegetables taste better!! :)
WHile we're at it, does anyone want to discuss the fear of leaving the house without --- dare I say ---- water!??!?!
(ok, now i'm just looking for trouble :) but would love to hear thoughts on these ideas)