Using Snacks To Boost Energy

October 27, 2010 Updated Oct 27, 2010 at 8:38 PM EDT

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October 27, 2010 Updated Oct 27, 2010 at 8:38 PM EDT

(WKBW/CNN) It's called a mid-day slump, and it affects a lot of people, but dietitians say think twice before grabbing a sugary snack to give you a boost in energy.

It may work in the short-term, but ultimately will lead you to crash.

Instead, experts suggests reaching for a snack with protein, like a handful of almonds, or a Greek-style yogurt with a piece of fruit.

They also recommend eating regular meals and snacks throughout the day to boost your energy.

Dietitians say planning your meals and healthy snacks will allow you to stick to this plan and avoid empty calorie snacking or overeating.

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