...because there have been so many posts on it, which to me, proves that cravings comprise one of the biggest obstacles to dieting/eating well. I think a large part of it actually has to do with the fact that people tend to deny themselves full, healthy, satisfying meals. For instance, I used to pack myself measly salads for lunch, thinking that the smaller and greener it was, the better off I'd be. But in terms of nutritional content, I wasn't getting half of what I should have been, which made me hungry around 3pm, which subsequently led to trolling around the vending machines. I think it would be easier to stave that craving if we put more passion into packing an interesting, vibrant lunch that enabled us to keep the fire burning without necessarily WANTING to stop for snackies. Making sure the portion is sufficient and that you have a lot of ingredients to keep your palate tuned is have been key to me.
I absolutely agree that nuts are a delicious and healthy way to snack. I don't believe there is anything wrong with snacking loads. In fact, there is much evidence to suggest that eating lots of little meals rather than big meals is much healthier and better for weight loss.