A new study from Stanford University has found that healthy snack bar choices can help you keep your weight down even when you don’t eat.
The study, published in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, compared healthy snack choice to eating at a gym and found that it’s actually easier to lose fat than to gain it.
The research found that a healthier snack bar (which was made up of 1/3 of a regular diet) reduced calorie consumption by 2.6 percent, while a regular chocolate chip bar reduced caloric consumption by 5.1 percent.
The researchers also found that the healthier snack bars were also less likely to contain sugar, with just 0.4 percent of participants consuming any amount of sugar in their diet.
This isn’t to say that a healthy snack can’t contain any amount, but it’s much more likely to have a lower amount of added sugar.
It was only when participants were told that their snack bar contained sugar that they reported having more of an overall effect on their diet, said the study’s lead author, Dr. Jennifer H. Blumberg, a Stanford professor of health and nutrition.
“That’s because you’re telling your body to go, ‘Hey, this is going to be a healthy diet,'” she said.
“You’re actually reducing calories that you’re already eating and adding calories that are not actually necessary.”
For the study, the researchers randomly assigned 45 people to one of three different snack bar combinations: regular diet, chocolate chip diet, or a mix of both.
The participants were then asked to consume either their favorite diet or their diet without sugar, and to record how much weight they lost and the amount of fat they gained.
Overall, they found that eating a healthy combination of diet and snack bar helped people to maintain their weight, with those who consumed the regular diet eating 2.3 percent less weight than those who chose the chocolate chip.
The study was conducted in an online community of people in their 20s and 30s, who were asked to weigh themselves every day, and then were also asked to record their weight and the total amount of weight they gained each day.
After the participants were randomly assigned to either the regular or chocolate chip combination, they were also tested on their eating habits, including eating out, exercising, and eating their daily portion.
They were also followed for up to two years, and again when they went on to have another round of tests, which included eating a weight loss plan and the daily portion of their diet in place.
The findings, which were presented at the American College of Nutrition Conference in New York, indicated that when people were told their snack bars contained sugar, they tended to eat more of it, as they were more likely than the control group to consume as much sugar as they could.
The amount of calories they consumed was also much less for those who had the regular snack bar, with 1.6 calories per gram being about the same as for the chocolate chips, Blum, who was not involved in the study at all, told ABC News.
The research team, which includes Blum and Dr. Katherine L. Levenson of Stanford, also found a similar result in a study that looked at weight loss through exercise.
People who exercised and were given a diet and exercise plan that included healthy snacks were less likely than those on a regular food diet to lose the weight they were trying to lose, the team reported.