Snacking is often looked on negatively, but it is not a bad thing. In fact, snacking can actually help you better control your appetite and weight.
When you allow yourself to become too hungry in between meals, you often overeat at your next meal. Eating small, healthy snacks between meals can keep you from getting overly hunger.
If you have a hard time making it from lunch to dinner, plan in an afternoon snack. A good example of a snack might be a low-fat yogurt, dried or fresh fruit, nuts, trail mix, or a granola bar.